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17. Messiah comes.

C.M. HEAR the glad sound, the Saviour comes,

The Saviour promisd long !
Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.
2 He comes, the prisoners to release,

In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before Him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
3 He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure;
And, with the treasures of His grace,

T'enrich the humble poor.
4. Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved name.
Psalm VIII.

JEHOVAH, Lord of power and might,

How glorious is Thy name !
The blaze of day, the pomp of night,

Thy majesty proclaim.
2 Lord, what is man, weak, sinful man,

That he Thy care should prove;
That Thou for him shouldst deign to plan

Such mighty acts of Love!
3 Made in Thine image at his birth

Next to the heavenly host,
And sovereign of the new-form'd earth,

Each privilege he lost.

4 Then did the pitying Saviour leave.

The glories of the sky,
(O love too wondrous to conceive !)

For sinful man to die :
5 To die, that we, by grace restor'd,

Might life and glory claim,
O great Creator, Saviour, Lord,
How excellent Thy name.
The Resurrection.

COME, see the place where Jesus lay,

For He hath left His gloomy bed ;
What angel roll'd the stone away?

What Spirit brought Him from the dead ? 2 By His omnipotence He rose,

By His own Spirit lived again ;
To crush for ever all His foes,

To raise for ever ruin'd men.
3 Those who His image here partake,

Tho' worms in dust their flesh consume,
Shall sleep in Jesus, and awake
To life eternal from the tomb.


10. Christ is Risen.
" CHRIST the Lord is risen to-day,"

Sons of men, and angels say ;
Raise your joys and triumphs high ;

Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply. 2 Love's redeeming work is done;

Fought the fight, the battle won ;
Lo! the sun's eclipse is o’er,-
Lo! he sets in blood no more.


3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal,

Christ has burst the gates of hell ;
Death in vain forbids Him rise;

Christ has open'd Paradise.
4 Lives again our glorious King !

“Where, O death, is now thy sting ?
Once He died, our souls to save ;

“ Where's thy victory, boasting grave ?"
11. Ascension Day.
THE Saviour to glory is gone,

His sufferings and sorrows are past,
His work is completed and done;

And shall to eternity last.
Our King shall protect us from harm;

Our Advocate make our plea good;
Our Shepherd will bear in His arms

The sheep Hehas bought with His blood. 2 Our Prophet will point out the way

Which leads to the mansions above;
Our Priest all our ransom shall pay,

Our Friend of unchangeable love.
But whilst to the Lamb on His throne

Our hearts and our voices we raise;
His glory exalted we own

Above all our blessings and praise.

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12. Saturday Night.
BEGONE, my worldly cares! away,

Nor dare to tempt my sight;
Let me begin the holy day,

Before I end this night.

2 Jesus ! how pleasing is the sound !

How worthy of my love!
Why is my heart so lifeless found ?

Why plac'd no more above ?
3 Let the past mercies of the week

Excite a grateful frame;
Nor let my tongue refuse to speak

Some good of Jesu's name.
4 Then, if I learn to seek Thy face,

By Christ the living way; I'll praise Thee for this hour of grace

Through an eternal day.

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AS the dew from heaven distilling, * Gently on the grass descends, And revives it, thus fulfilling

What Thy providence intends : Let Thy doctrine, Lord, so gracious,

Thus descending from above, Blest by Thee, prove efficacious

To fulfil Thy work of love. 2 Lord, behold this congregation ;

Precious promises fulfil ;
From Thy holy habitation,

Let the dew of life distil :
Let our cry come up before Thee,

Sweetest influence shed around ;
So Thy people shall adore Thee,

And confess the joyful sound.

14. Nativity. (Luke ii, 25.) 8,7. COME, Thou long-expected Jesus,

. Born to set Thy people free ; From our fears and sins release us,

Let us find our rest in Thee ! Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the earth Thou art; Dear desire of every nation,

Joy of every longing heart. 2 Born Thy people to deliver ;

Born à child, and yet a king ; Born to reign in us for ever,

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring: By Thy own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone : By Thine all-sufficient merit,

Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

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15. The Lord's Day.
WHEN, O my Saviour, when shall I

Behold Thee all serene ;
Blest in perpetual sabbath-day,

Without a veil between ?
2 Assist me, while I wander here,

Amidst a world of cares;
Incline my heart to pray with love,

And then accept my prayers. 3 Thy Spirit, O my Father, give,

To be my guide and friend,
To light my path to ceaseless joys,

To sabbaths without end.

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