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O come, Thou key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home,
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

Rejoice! Eejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height
In ancient times didst give the law,
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Eejoice! Eejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel. Amen.

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,
Our eye is on the royal crown,

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
With mercy beaming from afar;

The host of Heaven rejoices.
O righteous branch! O Jesse's rod!
Thou son of man and son of God!

We too will lift our voices:
Jesu! Jesu!

Holy! holy! yet most lowly!
Draw Thou near us,

Great Immanuel! stoop and hear us.

Though circled by the hosts on high
He deigned to cast a pitying eye

Upon his helpless creature;
The whole creation's Head and Lord,
By highest seraphim adored,
Assumed our very nature:

Jesu grant me,
Through thy merit, to inherit

Thy salvation.
Hear, O! hear, my supplication.

Then to the world I'll make my boast
That He, in whom I put my trust,

Is lord of life and glory;
I'll humbly wait for that blest place
"Where all the wonders of His grace

Shall lie disclosed before me.
Till then happy

Be my union and communion
With the Saviour:

May I reign with Him for ever!

Bejoice, ye heavens; thou earth, reply!
AVith praise, ye sinners, fill the sky

For this His incarnation!
Incarnate God, put forth Thy power:
Bide on, ride on, great conqueror,

Till all know Thy salvation.
Amen, amen,

Alleluia! alleluia!

Praise be given

Evermore by earth and heaven. Amen.

25. L. M.

When shades of night around us close,
And weary limbs in sleep repose,
The faithful soul awake may be,
And longing sigh, O Lord, to Thee.

Thou true Desire of nations hear;
Thou Word of God, Thou Saviour dear,
Iu pity heed our humble cries,
And bid at length the fallen rise.

O come, Eedeemer, come and free
Thine own from guilt and misery;
The gates of heaven again unfold,
Which Adam's sin had closed of old.

All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee
Whose advent doth Thy people free;
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen.

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Hakk! the herald-angels sing
Glory to the new-born King,

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.
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

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
Glory to the new-born King.

Hail, the heavenly Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark, the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King. Amen.

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