Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

HYMN 237. C. M. St. Ann's. [*]

Almighty Power and Majesty of God. ui THE Lord our God is clothed with

1 The winds obey his will; [might, He speaks, and in his heavenly height,

The rolling sun stands still.
2 Rebel, ye waves-and o’er the land

With threatening aspect roar!
The Lord uplifts his awful hand,

And chains you to the shore.
3 Howl, winds of night! your force combine!

Without his high behest, p Ye shall not, in the mountain pine,

Disturb the sparrow's nest.. 4 His voice sublime is heard afar,

In distant peals it dies;

[graphic]

TI

And sweeps the bowling skies.
5 Ye nations, bend-in reverence bend;

Ye monarchs, wait his nod,
s And bid the choral song ascend

To celebrate our God. H. K. White. HYMN 238. C. M. Canterbury. [b]

The Fall and its Effects. p 1 VVHEN Adam sinned, through all his

V The dire contagion spread ; (race Sickness and death, and deep disgrace

Sprang from our fallen head.
2 From God and happiness we fly,

To earth and sense confined;
Lost in a maze of misery,

Yet to our misery blind.
3 Corruption flows through all our veins,

Our moral beauty's gone :
The gold is fled, the dross remains :

O sin, what hast thou done?

maze ofense contin we fly

O

TY

_And draw our souls to thee :
Thou art the only hiding-place

Where ruined souls can flee. Beddome.
HYMN 239. L. M. Ellenthorpe. *]

Justice glorified in the Display of Mercy.
p.10 H love! beyond conception great,

That formed the vast stupendous plan; Where all divine perfections meet

To reconcile rebellious man g 2 There wisdom shines in fullest blazën

And justice all her right maintains p Astonished angels stoop to gaze;

While mercy o'er the guilty reigns.
3 Yes, mércy reigns, and justice too,
In Christ they both harmonious meet;
He paid to justice all her due,
And now he fills the mercy-seat.
4 Such are the wonders of our God;
And such th' amazing depths of grace,
To save from wrath's vindictive rod

The chosen sons of Adam's race.
s 5 With grateful songs, then let our souls

Surround our gracious Father's throne;
And all between the distant poles
His truth and mercy ever own. . Tucker.

HYMN 240. y's. Evening Hymn. [*] p 1 W ATCHMAN! tell us of the night;

What its signs of promise are.-
Traveller! o'er yon mountain's height,
O See that glory-beaming star !
p Watchman! does its beauteous ray

Aught of hope or joy foretell ?-
o Traveller! yes; it brings the day-

Promised day of Israel. i 2 Watchman! tell us of the night, · Higher yet that star ascends.Traveller! blessedness and light,

Peace and truth its course portends !-
Watchman! will its beams alone

Gild the spot that gave them birth ?
Traveller! ages are its own,..
S See, it bursts o’ér all the earth.
p 3 Watchman! tell us of the night,

For the morning seems to dawn.
Traveller! darkness takes its flight,

Doubt and terror are withdrawn. Watchman! let thy wanderings cease,

Hie thee to thy quiet home. g Traveller! lo! the Prince of Peace,

Lo! the Son of God is come. Bowring. HYMN 241. L. M. Atlantic I*]

[graphic]

Star of Bethlehem, : e 1 W HEN marshalled on the nightly plain,

W The glittering host bestud the sky; One star alone of all the train,

Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.
o 2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks,

From every host, from every gem;
But one alone the Saviour speaks,

It is the Star of Bethlehem,
g 3 Once on the raging seas I rode,

The storm was loud, the night was dark,
The ocean yawned-and rudely blowed

The wind that tossed my foundering bark. a 4 Deep horror then my vitals froze;

Death-struck, I ceased the tide to stem; s When suddenly a star arose,

It was the star of Bethlehem.
b 5 It was my guide, my light, my all;

It bade my dark foreboding cease;
And through the storm and danger's thrall

It led me to the port of peace.
s 6 Now safely moored-my perils o'er,

I'll sing, first in night's diadem,
For ever and for evermore,

The Star !--the Star of Bethlehem! 7. K White HYMN 242.8 & 7. Sicilian Hymn. [*]

Song of the Angels at Bethlehem. p1 HTARK, what mean those holy voices,

II Sweetly sounding through the skies? s Lo! the angelic host rejoices;

Heavenly hallelujahs rise. 2 Listen to the wondrous story,

Which they chant in hymns of joy ; g “Glory in the highest, glory!

Glory be to God most high.” e 3 “Peace on earth, good will from heaven,

Reaching far as man is found :
Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven;-
u Loud our golden harps shall sound.
4 " Christ is born, the Great Anointed;

Heaven and earth his praises siņģ!
O receive whom God appointed,
For your Prophet, Priest, and King.

[graphic]

min

O

s 5 "Hasten, mortals, to adore him;

Learn his name, and taste his joy; • Till in heaven ye sing before him,

Glory be to God most high!" Cawood.
HYMN 243. C. M. Victory. [*]

m Nativity of Christ. Luke ii, 14.
I M ORTALS, awake, with angels join,

11 And chant the solemn lay: Joy, love, and gratitude, combine

To hail th’ auspicious day.
s 2 In heaven the rapturous song began,

And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining legions ran,

And swept the sounding lyre.
3 The theme, the song, the joy was new

To each angelic tongue :
Swift through the realms of light it flew,

And loud the echo rung.
4 Down, through the portals of the sky,

The pealing anthem ran;
And angels flew, with eager joy,

To bear the news to man.
5 Hark! the cherubic armies shout,

And glory leads the song : .
Peace and salvation swell the note

Of all the heavenly throng.
6 With joy the chorus we repeat-

“Glory to God on high!"
Good will and peace are now complete;

Jesus is born to die. .
HYMN 244. 8, 7, & 4. Tamworth. [*]

Good Tidings of great Joy to all People.
01 ANGELS! from the realms of glory,

A Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye, who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth : .

Come and worship-
Worship Christ, the new-born King.
2 Shepherds! in the field abiding,

Watching, o'er your flocks by night; God with man is now, residing, Yonder shines the infant-light.

Come, &c.

[graphic]

Medley. Marthe hori hedefrops are

--3 Sages ! leave your contemplations;
S Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the Great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen his natal star :

Come, &c.
p 4 Saints! before the altar bending,

Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In his temple shall appear :

Come, &c.
5 Sinners! wrung with true repentance,

Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you-break your chains :
Come, &c.

Montgomery.
HYMN 245. P. M. Mercy. [*]

Epiphany. s 1 R RIGHTEST and best of the sons of

D the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid : Star of the east, the horizon adorning,

Guide where our Infant Redeemer is laid. p 2 Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shining,

Low lies his head with the beasts of the stall;

Angels adore him in slumber reclining, g Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all. b 3 Say, shall we yield him, in costly devotion,

Odours of Edom, and offerings divine,
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
Myrth from the forest, and gold from the mine?
4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gold would his favour secure;
Richer by far is the heart's adoration,

Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor. 8 5 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our Infant Redeemer is laid.

Bishop Heber.
HYMN 246. L. M. Bowen.“ [*]

The Teaching of Jesus. p1TTOW sweetly flowed the gospel's. sound

11. From "lips of gentleness and grace,

« AnteriorContinuar »