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Whose souls, condemned and dying,

Were precious in his sight. 3 O’er every foe victorious,

He on his throne shall rest,
From age to age more glorious,

All-blessing and all blest:
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;
His name shall stand for ever;

That name to us is Love.

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BRIGHT and joyful is the morn,
D For to us a child is born;
From the bighest realms of heaven,

Unto us a Son is given.
2 On his shoulder he shall bear

Power and majesty, and wear,
On his vesture and his thigh,

Names most awful, names most high. 3 Wonderful in counsel He,

Christ, the incarnate Deity;
Sire of ages, ne'er to cease;

King of kings, and Prince of peace. 4 Come and worship at his feet;

Yield to him the homage meet;
From the manger to the throne,
Homage due to God alone.
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REJOICE in Jesus' birth,
TV To us a Son is given;

To us a child is born on earth,

Who made both earth and heaven. 2 He reigns above the sky,

This universe sustains;
The God supreme, the Lord most high,

The king Messiah reigns. 3 The Mighty God is he,

Author of heavenly bliss; * The Father of Eternity,

The glorious Prince of Peace. 4 His government shall grow,

From strength to strength proceed, His righteousness the Church o’erflow,

And all the earth o'erspread. 156 88 & 7s. CHRIST the Lord, the Lord most glori

ous,
Now is born; O shout aloud:
Man by him was made victorious:

Praise our Saviour, hail our God. 2 Praise the Lord, for on us shineth

Christ, the Sun of Righteousness;
He to us in love inclineth,

Cheers our souls with pardoning grace. 3 Praise the Lord, whose saving splendour

Sbines into the darkest night;
O what praises shall we render

For this never-ceasing light.
4 Praise the Lord, God our salvation,

Praise him who retrieved our loss;
Sing with awe, and love's sensation,

Hallelujah, God with us.

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TOY to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King:
Let every heart prepare him room,

And heaven and nature sing. 2 Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns !

Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and

plains, Repeat the sounding joy, 3 No more let sins and sorrows grow, "Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make his blessings flow,

Far as the curse is found. 4 He rules the world with truth and grace;

And makes the nations prove,
The glories of his righteousness,

And wonders of his love.

LIFE AND EXAMPLE.

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O GOD of mercy, thee we praise!
U Thy glory is our song,
Though sinners speak against thy grace

With a blaspheming tongue. 2 When in the form of mortal man i

Thy Son on earth was found,
With cruel slanders, false and vain,

They compass'd him around.

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3 Their miseries his compassion moved ;)

Their peace he still pursued:
They rendered hatred for his love,

And evil for his good.
4 Their malice raged without a cause;

Yet with his dying breath,
He prayed for murderers on his cross,

And blessed his foes in death.9 101 5 O may his conduct, all-divine, on Y

To us a model prove! KOKI
Like his, O God! our hearts incline
Our enemies to love. Doi TUT;

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HOLY Son of God most high!
11 Clothed in heavenly majesty,
Many a miracle and sign,
In thy Father's name divine,
Manifested forth thy might

In the chosen people's sight. 2 But, O Saviour! not alone

Thus thy glory was made known,
With the mourner thou didst grieve,
Every human want relieve;
Far thy matchless power above

Stands the witness of thy love. 3 Lord ! it is not ours to gaze

On thy works of ancient days;
But thy love, unchanged and bright, a
More than all those works of might,
More than miracle or sign,
Makes us ever, ever thine.

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WHAT grace, O Lord, and beauty

shone, Around thy steps below; What patient love was seen in all

Thy life and death of woe.
2 For ever on thy burdened heart."

A weight of sorrow hung,
Yet no ungentle murm'ring word i

Escaped thy silent tongue.
3. Thy foes might hate, despise, revile,

Thy friends unfaithful prove; Unwearied in forgiveness still,

Thy heart could only love.
4 O give' us hearts to love like thee;',

Like thee, O Lord, to grieve
Far more for others' sins than all

The wrongs that we receive.
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0 LORD, when we the path retrace,

Which thou on earth hast trod; ;
To man thy wondrous love and grace,

Thy faithfulness to God:
Thy love, by man so sorely tried, :

Proved stronger than the grave; si
The very spear that pierced thy side ,

Drew forth the blood to save. 2 Faithful amidst unfaithfulness,

Midst darkness only light,
Thou did'st thy Father's name confess,

And in his will delight.

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