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ONS of men, behold from far, Hail the long-expected Star ! Jacob's Star, that gilds the night, Guides bewildered nature right.

Fear not hence that there should flow
Wars or pestilence below:
Wars it bids and tumults cease,
Ushering in the Prince of Peace.

Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death;
Scattering error's wide-spread night,
Kindling darkness into light.

Nations all, far off and near,
Haste to see your God appear;
Haste, for Him your hearts prepare;
Meet Him manifested there.

There behold the day-spring rise,
Pouring light upon your eyes;
See it chase the shades away,
Shining to the perfect day.

Sing, ye morning stars, again!
God descends on earth to reign;
Deigns for man His life to employ,
Shout, ye sons of God, for joy!

92 THOU from whom all goodness flows,
I lift my heart to Thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
O Lord, remember me !

z When on my aching burdened heart
My sins lie heavily,
Thy pardon grant, Thy peace impart,
In love remember me ! -

3 When trials sore obstruct my way,
And ills I cannot flee,
O let my strength be as my day,
For good remember me !

4. If on my face, for Thy loved name,
Shame and reproach shall be,
All hail reproach, and welcome shame,
If Thou remember me !

5. When in the solemn hour of death
I wait Thy just decree,
Be this the prayer of my last breath—
O Lord, remember me !

HELP us, Lord! each hour of need
Thy heavenly succour give:
Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
Each hour on earth we live.

2 O help us when our spirits bleed
With contrite anguish sore;
And when our hearts are cold and dead,
O help us, Lord, the more.

3 O help us, through the prayer of faith
More firmly to believe :
For still the more Thy servant hath,
The more shall he receive.

4 O help us, Saviour ! from on high ;
We know no help but Thee:
O help us so to live and die
As Thine in heaven to be.

ORD, in this Thy mercy's day,
Ere it pass for aye away,
On our knees we fall and pray.

2 Holy Jesus, grant us tears,
Fill us with heart-searching fears,
Ere that awful doom appears.

3 Lord, on us Thy Spirit pour,
Kneeling lowly at the door,
Ere it close for evermore.

4. By Thy night of agony,
By Thy supplicating cry,
By Thy willingness to die,

5 By Thy tears of bitter woe
For Jerusalem below,
Let us not Thy love forego.

6 Grant us 'neath Thy wings a place,
Lest we lose this day of grace
Ere we shall behold Thy face.

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LORD, turn not Thy face away
From them that lowly lie,
Lamenting sore their sinful life
With tears and bitter cry.
Thy mercy-gates are open wide
To them that mourn their sin:
O shut them not against us, Lord,
But let us enter in.

2 We need not to confess our faults,

For surely Thou canst tell;

What we have done, and what we are,
Thou knowest very well.

Therefore, to beg and to entreat,
With tears we come to Thee,

As children that have done amiss
Fall at their father’s knee.

3 And need we then, O Lord, repeat
The blessing which we crave,
When Thou dost know, before we speak,
The thing that we would have
Mercy, O Lord, mercy we seek,
This is the total sum :
For mercy, Lord, is all our prayer;
O let Thy mercy come.

ORD ! have mercy when we strive

First to save our souls alive!
When the pampered flesh is strong,
When the strife is fierce and long ;
When our wakening thoughts begin
First to loathe their cherished sin,
And our weary spirits fail,
And our aching brows are pale—

O then have mercy, Lord

Lord! have mercy when we lie
On the restless bed, and sigh,
Sigh for death, yet fear it still,
From the thought of former ill;
When all other hope is gone;
When our course is almost done;
When the dim advancing gloom
Tells us that our hour is come—
O then have mercy, Lord!

3 Lord! have mercy when we know

First how vain this world below ;
When the earliest gleam is given
Of Thy bright but distant heaven;
When our darker thoughts oppress,
Doubts perplex and fears distress,
And our saddened spirits dwell
On the open gates of hell—
O then have mercy, Lord!

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