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5 Go, tyrants! to the rocks complain!
Go seek the mountain's cleft in vain !
213. 8 & 7s. M.
CAWOOD. Song of the Angels at Bethlehem. 1 HARK! what mean those holy voices,
Sweetly sounding through the skies? Lo! the angelic host rejoices;
Heavenly hallelujahs rise. 2 Listen to the wondrous story,
Which they chant in hymns of joy: “Glory in the highest, glory!
Glory be to God most high ! 3 “Peace on earth, good will from heaven,
Reaching far as man is found: Souls redeemed and sins forgiven :
Loud our golden harps shall sound. 4. “Christ is born, the great anointed ;
Heaven and earth his praises sing ! O receive whom God appointed,
For your Prophet, Priest and King." 5 Let us learn the wondrous story
Of our great Redeemer's birth; Spread the brightness of his glory,
Till it cover all the earth.
Have seen a glorious light;
In death's surrounding night.
The gathering nations come,
The harvest treasures home.
To us a Son is given;
Him, all the hosts of heaven.
Whose rule shall stretch abroad,
The great and mighty Lord.
His reign no end shall know;
And peace abound below.
215. C. M. PATRICK.
Nativity of Christ. 1 While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
And glory shone around.
2 "Fear not," said he--for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind “Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind.
Is born, of David's line,
And this shall be the sign : 4 “ The heavenly babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
And in a manger laid.”
Appeared a shining throng
Address their joyful song:
peace! Good will henceforth, from heaven to men,
Begin and never cease!”
216. 78. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
Birth of Christ.
Tell it forth from earth to heaven,
That to us a Son is given.
Chanted at the wondrous birth;
3 Join we then our feeble lays,
To the chorus of the sky;
217. C. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
The guiding Star.
With mild benignant ray,
Where the Redeemer lay.
Now points to his abode;
To guide us to our Lord.
The gracious call obey;
The Christian's destined way. 4 O gladly tread the narrow path,
While light and grace are given;
Shall reign with him in heaven.
218. 78. M. ANONYMOUS.
Star of Bethlehem.
Hail the long-expected star!
2 Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death;
Kindling darkness into light. 3 Nations all, remote and near, Haste to see your
appear; Haste, for him your hearts prepare,
Meet him manifested there!
Pouring light on mortal eyes;
219. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Gospel Peace proclaimed.
In silence let the earth attend;
In grateful adoration bend.
And give the broken heart to sing;
Pleased with the happy news they bring." 3 Receive the tidings with delight,
Ye Gentile nations from afar;
Whom grace hath brought already near. 4 To these, to those, his sovereign hand
Its healing energy imparts;