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HYMN 6. P. M. 6, 4.
Praise to the Trinity.
Help us thy name to sing,
Ancient of days.
And make them fall!
Lord, hear our call !
Our pray'r attend !
On us descend !
In this glad hour!
Spirit of pow'r.
Hence evermore !
Love and adore.
Advent of Christ.
HYMN 7. C. M.
Nativity of Christ. TORTALS, awake, with angels join, Joy, love, and gratitude, combine
To hail th' auspicious day. 2 In heav'n the rapt'rous song began,
And sweet seraphic fire Through all the shining legions ran,
And strung and tund the lyre.
3 Swift, through the vast expanse, it flew,
And loud the echo rollid;
'Twas more than heav'n could hold. 4 Down through the portals of the sky
Th’impetuous torrent ran; And angels flew with eager joy,
To bear the news to man.
And glory leads the song ;
HYMN 8. P. M. 11, 10.
Star in the East, 1 · 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. 2 Cold on his cradle, the dew drops are shining;
Low lies his bed, with the beasts of the stai; Angels adore him, in slumber
reclining, Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all. 3 Say, shall we yield him in costly devotion,
Odors of Edom, and offʻrings divine, Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean, Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the
Vainly with gold would his favors secure;
Dearer to God are the pray’rs of the poor. 5 Brightest, and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid ;
HYMN 9. L. M.
The Star of Bethlehem.
The glittring host bestud the sky;
Can fix the sinner's wand'ring eye. 2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks,
From ev'ry host, from ev'ry gem : But one alone the Saviour speaks,
It is the star of Bethlehem. 3 Once on the raging seas I rode,
The storm was loud, the night was dark,
The ocean yawn'd and rudely, blow'd
The wind that toss'd my found'ring bark. 4 Deep horror then my vitals froze,
Death-struck, I ceas'd the tide to stem; When suddenly a star arose,
It was the star of Bethlehem.
It bade my dark forebodings cease;
I'll sing, first in night's diadem, Forever and forevermore,
The star-the star of Bethlehem!
Characters of Christ.
HYMN 10. C. M.
The fountain of Christ's blood. 1
WHERE is a fountain fill'd with blood,
Drawn from Emmanuel's veins ; And sinners, plung d beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains. 2 The dying thief rejoic'd to see
That fountain, in his day; And there may 1, as vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
Shall never lose its pow'r,
Be sav'd, to sin no more,
Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be-till I die.
I'll sing thy power to save;
HYMN 11. L. M.
Christ the Physician of Souls. 1
Where shall the sinner find a cure ? In vain,
as, is nature's aid The work exceeds all nature's pow'r ! 2 And can no sov'reign balm be found !
And is no kind physician nigh, Twcase the pain and heal the wound,
Ere life and hope forever fly?
DEF made ;
3 There is a great physician near,
Look up, O! fainting soul, and live; See, in his heav'nly smiles, appear
Such ease as nature cannot give ! 4 See, in the Saviour's dying blood,
Life, health, and bliss abundant flow ! 'Tis only this dear sacred flood Can ease thy pain and heal thy wo.
HYMN 12. L. M.
Christ an hiding place. 1HAlle sovereign love, that first began
The scheme to
That gave my soul a hiding place. 2 Against the God that rules the sky,
I fought with hands uplifted high ;-
Too proud to seek a hiding place.
And fond of darkness more than light,
Secure without a hiding place.
“Almighty Love! arrest the man ;"I felt the arrows of distress,
And found I had no hiding place, 5 Vindictive justice stood in view;
To Sinai's fiery mount I flew;
“This mountain is no hiding place.' 6 But lo! a heav'nly voice I heard
And mercy's angel soon appear'd;
To Jesus Christ, my hiding place. 7 On him Almighty vengeance fell,
Which must have sunk a world to hell ;
And now he is my hiding place. 8 A few more rolling suns at most,
Will land me on fair Canaan's coast,
HYMN 13. L. M.
The house of God not made with hands;
2 Though now ascended up on high,
He bends on earth, a brother's eye,
He knows the frailty of our frame. 3 Our fellow suff'rer yet retains
A fellow feeling of our pains,
His tears, his agonies and cries.
The man of sorrows had a part ;
And to the suff'rer sends relief.
Let us make all our sorrows known;
HYMN 14. L. M.
Christ our example. 1
ND is the gospel peace and love ! The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity. 2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife; To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life. 30, how benevolent and kind !
How inild-how ready to forgive !
And these the rules by which we live. 4 To do his heav'nly Father's will,
Was his employment and delight;
Shone through his life divinely bright. 5 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labors of his life were love ;
HYMN 15 P. M. 7.
Christ the Rock of Ages. 1 R ;
OCK of ages! cleft for me, Let the water and the blood, From thy side, a healing flood, Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath, and make me pure. 2 Should my tears forever flow,
Should my zeal no languor know,