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O come, Thou key of David, come
Rejoice! Eejoice! Emmanuel
O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
23. c. M.
Hope of our hearts, O Lord, appear!
Thou glorious Star of day, Shine forth, and chase the dreary night,
With all our tears, away!
Strangers on earth, we wait for Thee;
O leave the Father's throne; Come with a shout of victory, Lord,
And claim us as Thine own.
No resting-place we seek on earth,
No loveliness we see,
Prepared for us and Thee.
But, dearest Lord! however bright
That crown of joy above, What is it to the brighter hope
Of dwelling in Thy love?
What to the joy, the deeper joy,
TJnmingled, pure, and tree, Of union with our living Head,
Of fellowship with Thee?
This joy e'en now on earth is ours,
But only, Lord, above Our hearts, without a pang, shall know
The fulness of Thy love. Amen.
24. P. M.
How bright appears the morning star
The host of Heaven rejoices.
We too will lift our voices:
Holy! holy! yet most lowly!
Great Immanuel! stoop and hear us.
Though circled by the hosts on high
Upon his helpless creature;
Jesu grant me,
Then to the world I'll make my boast
Is lord of life and glory;
Shall lie disclosed before me.
Be my union and communion
May I reign with Him for ever!
Bejoice, ye heavens; thou earth, reply!
For this His incarnation!
Till all know Thy salvation.
Praise be given
Evermore by earth and heaven. Amen.
25. L. M.
When shades of night around us close,
Thou true Desire of nations hear;
O come, Eedeemer, come and free
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee
Hakk! the herald-angels sing
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With the angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem.
Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see!
Hail, the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Hail, the heavenly Prince of Peace!