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i 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 To human view display'd,
“ And in a manger laid."
Appear'd a shining throng
Address' their joyful song: 6. “ All glory be to God on high,
6 And to the earth be peace: * Good-will henceforth, from heav'n to men
S“. Begin, and never cease."?
Hymn 23. S. M.
Luke ü. 1.0, &c.
Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears,
And Jesus is the child. 2. To bring the glorious news,
A heavenly form appears:
And banishes their fears,
“ To David's city fly;
“Doth in a manger lyer!
And straight a flaming troop was seen';
The shepherds. heard them sing. 5.“ Glory to God on high!
“ And heav'nly peace on earth, 6 Good will to men, to Angels joy,
" At the Redeemer's birth." 6. In worship so divine,
Let saints employ their tongues, With the celestial hosts we join,
And loud repeat their songs. 7.“ Glory to God on high!
" And heav'nly peace on earth, “ Good-will to men, to Angels joy,
“ Atour Redeemer's birth."
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Hymn 24. C.M.
The Incarnation, Johni. 14,. 1. WAKE, awake the sacred song,
To our incarnate
Adore th' eternal Word. 2. That awful Word, that sovereign Pow's
By whom the worlds were made; (0 happy morn! illustrious hour!)
Was once in flesh array'd!
In all their glorious forms;
Todwell with sinful worms., 4. To dwell with misery below,
The Saviour left the skies;
That worthless Man might rise. 5. Adoring Angels tun'd their songs
To hail the joyful day;
With rapture then, let mortal tongues
Their grateful wors! ip pay.
With wonder we adore ;
Our highest praise were poor.
Hymn 25. c. M. The Redeemer's message. Luke iv. 18, 19. 1. ARK, the glad sound, the Saviour comes,
The Saviour promis'd long!
prepare a throne,
Exerts his sacred fire;
His holy breast inspire.
In Satan's bondage held :
The iron fetters yield.
To clear the mental ray ;
To pour celestial day.
The bleeding soul to cure;
T'enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
With thy beloved name.
Hymn 26. C. M. 1.“ “your eyes,
66 And send your fears away; « News from the regions of the skies,
« Salvaticn's born tc-day. 2.“ Jesus, the God whom angels fear, 'n
66 Comes down to dwell with you; “ To-day he makes his entrance here,
“ But not as monarchs do.. 3. “ No gold, nor purple swadling bandsg,
u No royal shining things; “ A manger for his cradle stands,
« And holds the King of kings.. 4.“ Go, shepherds, where the infant liesas
“ And see his humble throne; « With tears of joy in all your eyes, .
«. Gos shepherds, kiss the. Son."
The heav'nly armies throng ;
" Let peace surround the earth: * Mortals shall know their Maker's loves,
" At their Redeemer's birth.'
And men no tunes to raise? ..
When they forget to praise. 8, Glory to God that reigns above,
That pitiéd us forlorn;
For there's a Saviour born...
Hymn 27. P. M.
was attended : “ Go, shepherds, and visit this wonderful stranger, " See yonder bright star-There's your Lord in 2
Who hath purchas'd our pardon,
When we pass over Jordan.
Hallelujah, &c. 3. Now glory to God in the highest is given, Now glory to God, is re-echo'd through heaven: Around the whole earth, let us tell the glad story, And sing of his love, his salvation and glory.
Hallelujah, &c. 4. Enraptur'd I burn with delight and desire, Such love, so divine, sets my soul all on fire: Around the bright throne hosannas are ringing; O! when shall I join them, and ever be singing
Hallelujah, &c. 5. Triumphantly ride in thy chariot victorious, And conquer with love, O Jesu, all-glorious : Thy banners unfurl, let the nations surrender, And own thee their Saviour, their God and defender.
Hymn 28. P. M.