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And open'd, thro' himself, the way He is come to be your Saviour,
Hal. Full of love,-to remove
Guilt and curse for ever.
Hal. Then like Simeon, (O what favor!) 7 For us these wonders hath he wrought Hence in peace for ever.
I desire to retire
36. Praise to our Saviour, God and King:
INFINITE Source, whence all did 35.*
Thou of all things the Head and Lord,
Thou mighty and eternal King, RISE my soul, shake off all sadness, Who art in heav'n and earth ador'd, Christ is near thee to cheer; Thouwhomthe heav'nscannot contain, Angels sing with gladness :
Didst deign to leave thy throne above, Unto
To be an infant poor and mean :
O myst'ry deep! O boundless love! To accept God's favor.
2 The cause of this, I know it well, 2 Our eternal, kind Creator
Was thy great love and my great woe; Leaves his own-glorious throne, I was an heir of death and hell, And assumes our nature :
This prompted thee to stoop so low; From perdition full exemption My mis’ry mov'd the God of grace, To procure,-and endure
Who in the Father's bosom lay, Death for our redemption.
When the due time had taken place 3 O th' amazing demonstration
His deep compassion to display. Of his love,—which we prove
3 What oft'ring shall I bring to thee, By his incarnation !
Immanuel, my King and God! If mankind by him were loathed,
Thou who vouchsal'st a man to be, How could he-deign to be
To save me by thy precious blood; With our nature clothed ?
Thou to whom angels praises sing, 4 See
“Peace upon earth, good will to men;" Saviour in your
a manger ; 'Midst his own, yet unknown,
To whom the sages humbly bring Treated like a stranger ;
Their gifts, tho’thou appear so mean," Tended by an earthly mother :
f. This will I do, thou Child divine ! Him believe,-and receive,
l'll give thee that forwhich thou cam’st; He is Christ your Brother?
My soul and body, Lord, are thine, 5 Lo! he in the manger lieth ;
And them in love to me thou claim’st. Full of grace,-truth and peace,
My humble sacrifice receive,
Dear Jesus ! born to bleed for me, Sweetly thus he crieth : "Cease my brethren,now from grieving, And with thee live eternally.
That 1 by faith in thee might live, Anxiousness and distress; Your loss I'm retrieving."
T. 58. 6 Ye that feel quite poor and needy, Ocome andviewthe greatest mystery! Come, who will,-take
fill, He who made all the world, the seas All things now are ready:
Nowisborn an infant: the virgin Mary, | That God assum'd our flesh and blood.
Lord, who is like to thee! 2 He who prepar'd for ev'ry birda nest
That thou, vile sinners to restore, And gave the foxes holes wherein to rest, Poverty endured, became a stranger
Hast deign'd a man to be. In his own world; then rested in a
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The Lord of all ! 3 But
why was Jesus born in poverty? SINNERS, with adoration Why did our Maker in a manger lie? Receive this wondrous Child, 'Twas that he might purchase life and
Who came and brought salvation, salvation,
Th' eternal Father styld: And gain for us a glorious habitation
Behold him with our nature drest, In realms of bliss.
Divested of his glory,
In his own world a guest. 4 O Jesus Christ, thou only holy child, How canst thou show such love to sin
2 With his blest incarnation
His glorious work began, ners spoil'd ? But since thou thus lovest, we now
A needful preparation adore thee,
For his whole future plan; We humbly praise thy name and bow
Had not his body been prepard, before thee,
He never could have sufferd,
Nor we his nature shar'd. 5 Thy sacred' meritorious infancy
3 Behold! laid in a manger, Our crown and everlasting glory be! From world, sin and Satan, keep us
The Ancient of all days;
Upon this heav'nly Stranger estranged,
With awe and rev'rence gaze; Till we shall once around thy throne be ranged
He, who the world's foundation laid
Must now be fed and nourish'd 38.
By creatures whom he made. COME ye redeemed of the Lord,
4 Though to his boundless mercy
No limits can be set,
Yet without controversy
The mystery is great ;
Angels into its depths can't pry, (Faith will point out the road)
'Tis great, immense, stupendous ; To little Bethlehem, and there
Jehovah, born to die! Adore th' incarnate God.
T. 169. 2 All glory to Immanuel's name ARISE my spirit, bless the day The choirs of angels sing;
Whereon the ages' Sire Gladly these heralds peace proclaim, A Child became; thy homage pay,
Peace from our God and King : Receive him with desire. Well inight the shepherds haste away This is the night in which he came,
This wondrous Babe to see ; Was born, and put on human frame, Well might the sages homage pay, Us sinners to deliver Before him bow the knee.
From sin and death for ever. 3 We too have reason to rejoice, 2 Welcome, thou Source of ev'rygood, When we this myst'ry view,
0. Jesus, King of glory!
Welcome, thrice welcome, Lamb of 2 Hewho rules both heav'nand earth, To this world transitory!
[God, Hath in Bethlehem his birth; In grateful hymns thy name I'll praise,
Him shall all the faithful see, With heart and voice throughout my
And rejoice eternally. For thy blest incarnation [days ;
3 Lift your hearts and voices high, Procured my salvation.
With hosannas fill the sky: 3.Ah Jesus ! thy unworthy bride Glory be to God above, Deserved to be loathed,
Who is infinite in love ! And yet thou hast her to thyself
Peace on earth, good will to men! Upon the cross betrothed :
Now with us our God is seen: Her portion had been infamy,
Angels join his name to praise, Eternal shame and misery,
Help to sing redeeming grace. Hadst thou not left thy glory :
5 Jesus is the loveliest name; Who can enough adore thee!
This the angel doth proclaim ; 4 O lovely Infant! thou art full
Sinners poor he came to save,
They in him redemption have.
6 They who see themselves undone Come, Jesus, come, abide with me,
And take refuge to the Son, o let my heart thy dwelling be;
They shall all be born again, Then I, without cessation,
And with him in glory reign. Şhall joy in thy salvation.
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ALL the world give praises due ! ALL glory be to God on high! God is faithful, God is true : Ye sons of Adam, fill the sky
He to man doth comfort send With praise and thankfulness; In his Son, the sinners' Friend. God, mov'd by everlasting love,
2 What the fathers wish'd of old, Decreed with his dear Son above,
What the promises foretold, A sinful world to save and bless.
What the seers did prophesy, -2 Stand still, and see what God hath Is fulfill'd most gloriously. His only and beloved Son [done;
3 My Salvation, welcome be; For ús he freely gave;
Thou, my Portion, praise to thee! For us, and for the num’rous race
Come, and make thy blest abode Of cursed sinners vile and base!
In my heart, O Son of God. Yea, ev'n the worst he came to save.
4 Grant thy comforts to my mind, 3 He as a poor mean Child was born,
Since I'm helpless, poor and blindi His birth no palace did adorn,
I in faith abide
Thine, and never turn aside.
5. Jesus, when in majesty This lovely babeis Christour Head.
Thou shalt come my judge to be,
Justify'd at thy right hand. WHAT good news the angels bring!
44.* T. 22. What glad tidings of our King ! Christ the Lord is born to-day,
IMMANUEL, to thee we sing, Christ, who takes our sins away,
Thou Prince of life, almighty King,
That thou, expected ages past, 2 Awake,my heart; my soul, rejoice;
Look, who in yonder manger lies ! 2. Thou Lord, tho' heaven belongs to
Who is thatChild, so poor and mean? Onearth a stranger deign'st to be[thee, Tis he, who all things doth sustain. Thou clothest all, yet wear'st a dress 3 Welcome, welcome,noble Guest! Which doth the poorest state express.
Who sinners not despised hast, 3 Thou dost a mother's nursing need,
But cam’st into our misery;
How shall we pay due thanks to thee?
o may I, through thy aiding grace,
47. T. 16. No kindness unto thee is shown.
[glorious, 5 I thank thee,gracious Lord, that thou
CHRIST the Lord, the Lord most
Now is born; O shout aloud !
Praise your Saviour, hail your God!
2 Praise the Lord, for on us shineth
Christ the Sun of righteousness;
Cheers our souls with pard'ning
Shines into the darkest night; 2 God who to all things being gave,
O what praises shall we render The fallen human race to save,
For this never-ceasing light! Assum'd our feeble flesh and blood,
4 Praise the Lord, God our Salvation. And for our debt as Surety stood.
Praise him who retriev'd our loss; 3 He who the wants of all supplies,
Sing with awe and love's sensation ;
HALLELUJAH, GOD WITH us !
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Welcome in thy humble manger,
2 Say, ye blest seraphic legions, Thanks to our Guide the Holy Ghost. What thus brought yourMakerdown?
Say, why did he leave your regions, 46.* T. 22.
Why forsake his heav'nly throne ?
Notes melodious : /l: tell the cause: To-day we celebrate the birth
66 Good will to mano" Of Jesus Christ, who came on earth, Man as his property to claim,
3 We this offer'd favor needed, And from perdition to redeem. Hence we join your theme with joy;
We by none will be exceeded,
While we laud this mystery ; And with wonder :/: God incarnate
49. T. 22. MAKER of all things, Lord our God, Now veil'd in feeble flesh and blood, To reconcile and set us free From endless woe and misery; 2 What heights, what depths of love In thy blest incarnation shine ![divine Let heav'n and earth unite their lays To magnify thy boundless grace.
Of David's ancient line !
Mysterious and divine.
And offspring is the same; Eternity and time are join'd
In our Immanuel's name. 3 Blest He thatcomes to wretched men
With peaceful news from heav'n! Hosannas in the highest strain
To Christ the Lord be giv'n!
T. 14. A Wondrous change Christ with us
The praise is his alone; (makes; His own t'impart, our nature takes,
To raise us to his throne. 2 In servant's form, lo! he appears,
Our freedom to obtain; To show his love, our shame he bears, And glory thus we gain. 53.
T. 14. Both to the Seraph and the worm
God's goodness doth abound, He calms the sea, calls forth the storn
And fructifies the ground. 2 But yet his mercy to man's race
More richly was display'd; He pity'd us in our distress,
And therefore flesh was made. 3 That he as man might sympathise
With every grief we feel,
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And magnify this act of love; I'm lost in wonder at his favor, (move,
Which him to leave his throne could To take
him human nature, To suffer for his wretched creature,
Dire anguish, keenest pain,
My soul to gain.
51. T. 155. CHRIST, the sov’reign Lord of all, Was a Babe laid in a manger, A poor Stranger; Midst the people styl’d his own Quite unknown; In the world, which he created, Disavow'd, despis'd and hated ; Him our Lord and God we own. 2 0 thou Day-spring from on high ! When we, lost in deepest wonder, Duly ponder, On thy love in coming down From thy throne, To save sinners from damnation ! For thy love and great compassion, Thee we praise, thank and adore.