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8 Thus may we seek the Saviour's face,
And bow before his sacred throne!
28. Third Part. L. M. De Coetlogon's M
Birth of Christ....Isaiah ix. 6, 7.
To us the Son of God is giv'n;
And Gentiles hail the news he brings. 2 Gentiles in Jesu's name shall trust,
And of his glories make their boast ;)
Upon his shoulders shall be laid.
His wonders heav'n and earth shall see :
Who leads in paths of righteousness. 4 The Dlighty God, that glorious name,
His works and word join to proclaim:
And the whole church his family. 5 The Prince of Peace, on David's throne,
And nations yet unborn shall own
Glad of the honor to obey.
To everlasting ages reign :
'Till time, with all its movements, cease. [7 Our faith in grateful triumph boasts
These wonders of the Lord of Hosts :
WAKE, arise, and hail the morn,
For unto us a Saviour's born;
To usher in the glorious day. [2 Hark! what sweet music, what a song,
Sounds from the bright celestial throng!
Joy to each raptur'd, list’ning heart.'] 3 Come, join the angels in the sky,
Glory to God who reigns on high;
30. C. M.
C. M. Medley. The Birth of Christ....Luke ii. 14. 1 MORTALS, awake,
with angels join, Jay, love, and gratitude combine,
To hail th' auspicious day.
While sweet seraphic fire,
And tụn'd the golden lyre.
And loud the echo rolld;
'Twas more than heav'n could hold. 4 Down thro' the portals of the sky
Th' impetuous torrent ran;
To bear the news to man.
Lay all the eastern world,
When bursting, glorious, heav'nly light
The wond'rous scene unfurld.] 6 Hark! the cherubic armies shout,
And glory leads the song:
Th' harmonious, heav'nly throng. [7 Hail, prince of life, forever hail !
Redeemer, brother, friend!
Thy praise shall never end.]
31. S. M. Ryland.
The honors of your king;
Your songs of praises sing.
Of majesty above, Are half
so much oblig'd as we
They are not rais'd so high ;
Such heights of majesty.
Who in his image stood ;
Nor cost the lamb his blood.] 5 The Saviour did not join
1 heir nature to his own;
Nor breath'd a single groan.
Our debts are greater far than theirs,
O be our praises more !
32. 148th. Needham. Birth of Christ....Luke ii. 11--14. 1 AWAKE, awake, arise,
And hail the glorious morn;
you a Saviour's born :"
And ev'ry tongue be tun'd to love. 2 He mortals came to save
From sin's tyrannic pow'r:
At this auspicious hour ;
To praise the love, the grace divine. 3 The prophecies and types
Are all this day fulfillid;
To praise this wond'rous child ;
The earth with peace and righteousness, 4. Glory to God on high,
For our Immanuel's birth!
And peace and joy on earth !
still new and ever sweet,
33. 8. 8. 6. Anon.
shepherds watch'd their fleecy care,
And midnight ;
Like light'ning on the shepherds' sight,
Surpris'd each prostrate swain. 2 Then from the cloud a cherub broke, And thus in mortal accents spoke ;
(But with a friendly voice;) “ The day is come, so long foretold, "By ancient bards, and saints of old;
" Let all the earth rejoice. 3 6 Now to the world, a Saviour's born; “Ye shepherds, hail the glorious morn,
“ And seek the new-born king ; “In Bethl'em's city, view the God, “ Then haste away, and spread abroad
“ The tidings that I bring." 4 The cherub ceas'd; then quick as light, Starts from the skies a dazzling sight ;
Myriads of angels round: Each tun'd their harps of thousand strings, And darted from their shining wings
Their lustre on the ground. 5 Thus sung th' angelic hosts of heay'a “All glory to our God be giv'n,
“ And unto mortals peace ;" In chorus join the choir above, For God's unbounded, matchless love,
In songs that never cease,
34. 8. 7. 4. Robinson. Praise to Christi...Hebrews 1, 3,
* MIGHTY God! while angels bless theç,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amer. 2 Lord of ev'ry land and nation,
Ancient of eternal days !