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Whom earth could not contain, nor skies,
Hallelujah. The Son, th' almighty God confess'd, In his own world became a guest, And open'd through himself the way, A passage to eternal day.
Hallelujah. And therefore poor on earth he came, That we might all his riches claim, To make us heirs of endless bliss, With all those chosen saints of his.
Hallelujah For us these wonders he hath wrought, To shew his love surpassing thought, Then let us all unite to sing Praise to our loving God and King.
Hallelujah 56. Another. L. M. Ye simple men of heart sincere,
Shepherds who watch your flocks by night, Start not to see an angel near,
Nor tremble at this glorious light,
An herald from the heav’nly King
I come, your every fear to chase, Good tidings of great joy I bring,
Great joy unto the fallen race. For you is born on this glad day,
A Saviour by our host ador'd; Our God in Bethlehem survey,
Make haste to worship Christ the Lord. By this the Saviour of mankind,
Th' incarnate God shall be display'd, In swathes the infant
shall find, And humbly in a manger laid. 57. Great is the Mystery of Godliness,
God manifest in the Flesh.
By man came death, sin, hell, and shame;
58. The Ministry of Angels. L. M. High on a hill of dazzling light,
The King of Glory spreads his seat,
Stand waiting round his awful feet.
“ Salute the virgin's fruitful womb;
Sing and proclaim the Saviour come.” Here a bright squadron leaves the skies,
And thick around Elisha stands; Anon a heav'nly soldier flies,
And breaks the chains from Peter's hands.
Thy winged troops, O God of hosts,
Wait on thy wand'ring church below;
Let angels be our convoy too.
At thy command they go and come;
And guard thy children to their home,
59. Redemption and Protection from
Spiritual Enemies. C.M.
And triumph in my God;
His glorious grace abroad.
The gates of gaping hell,
my standing more secure
Beneath my soul he plac'd,
My slippery footsteps fast,
Is wall’d around with grace;
To shield the sacred place,
Satan may vent his sharpest spite,
And all his legions roar;
And bounds his raging pow'r.
And tunes of pleasure sing;
My Saviour and my King. 60. Christ magnifying the Law, and bring
ing in an everlasting Righteousness. C. M.
The Great Messiah dy'd;
And justice satisfy’d.
When his fair hands were torn;
The naked to adorn.
At love beyond compare;
He nail'd the curses there.
Keep this within thy view;
Can add a mite thereto.
And labours of his hand,
And shall for ever stand.