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YHRISTIANS, awake! salute the happy morn,
Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born ;
Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,
He spake; and straightway the celestial choir
To Bethlehem straight the enlighten'd shepherds ran,
Oh! may we keep and ponder in our mind
Then may we hope, the angelic hosts among,
O SAVIOUR ! whom this holy morn
If gaily clothed and proudly fed, world
In dangerous wealth we dwell, To mortal want and labour born, Remind us of Thy manger bed, And more than mortal woe!
And lowly cottage cell. Incarnate Word! by every grief, If press'd by poverty severe, By each temptation tried,
În envious want we pine, Who lived to yield our ills relief, O may the Spirit whisper near, And to redeem us died !
How poor a lot was Thine !
From sin preserve us free ;
May we rejoice with Thee !
t PORTUGUESE HYMN.-(Adeste Fideles.) P.M. JOHN READING. * About 1680 ?
Organist of the Cathedral at Winchester 1675, and of the College 1681 ; died 1692. The " Adeste Fideles" was arranged by the late Vincent Novello for the Portuguese Chapel in Sunth Street, Grosvenor Square, of hich he became Organist in 1797, and hence it appears to have obtained the name of the " Portuguese mn." See Mrs. Cowden Clarke's Life of her father, Vincent Novello, in the “Musical Times," Jan., 1862.