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2 On His shoulder He shall bear
Power and majesty, and wear
Names most awful, names most high. 3 Wonderful in counsel He,
The Incarnate Deity ;
King of kings, and Prince of Peace. 4 Come and worship at His feet;
Yield to Christ the homage meet:
275 Matt. 1. 23. 75 & 6'S C. WESLEY.
YLORY be to God on high,
God comes down, He bows the sky,
And shows himself our Friend: God th' Invisible appears;
God, the blest, the great I AM, Sojourns in this vale of tears,
And Jesus is His name. 2 Him the angels all ador'd,
Their Maker and their King ; Tidings of their humble Lord
They now to mortals bring. Emptied of His majesty,
Of His dazzling glories shorn, Being's Source begins to be,
Iinmanuel is born. 3 See th' Eternal Son of God
A mortal Son of man; Dwelling in an earthly clod,
Whom heaven cannot contain. Stand amazed, ye heavens, at this;
See the Lord of earth and skies; Humbled to the dust He is,
And in a manger lies.
4 We, the sons of men, rejoice,
The Prince of Peace proclaim ;
And shout Immanuel's name:
of our flesh and of our bone,
And God is all our own.
276 John xil. 46.
C. M. C. E-
O'er the young earth when fresh and bright
In its first bloom it stood. 2 But, lo! another light, that shines
O'er Bethlehem's midnight sky, On man with richer promise beams,
And lovelier scenes draw nigh. 3 Glad tidings of Immanuel's birth
The angelic heralds bring: “Glory to God, and peace on earth,
Good will towards men,” they sing. 4 Rise, then, my soul, and greet the morn,
Thus sung by hosts of heaven; For unto us a child is born,
To us a Son is given.
Luke ii. 11. 188.8.131.52.8.8. C.C. Y. 1
Our great Redeemer's love;
And left His throne above;
2 He came not in a warrior's path,
With mighty armies strong;
Avenging Judah's wrong:
A little child, came Christ the Lord. 3 Glad was our Saviour's natal morn,
Angels rejoiced in heaven
To us a Son is given."
278 Rev. xxii
7's. C. WESLEY. 1 IONS of men, behold from far,
Star of truth that gilds the night,
Guiding devious nature right. 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 Lord appear;
Meet Him manifested there.
Pouring light on mortal eyes ;
Isaiah lxi. 1.
And every voice a song.
2 On Him the Spirit, largely pour'd,
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 wounded soul to cure,
To enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim, And heaven's eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved name.
280 John 1. 11.
S. M. CONDKR 1 His own world He came,
To earth's most favoured spot; Jesus, Immanuel, His name:
Yet Israel knew Him not. 2 Son of the Father's love,
Effulgence of His light,
To suffer man's despite. 3 He came to suffer death,
And, bleeding for His foes,
And peace when He arose.
4 His latest moments here
In benediction pass'd:
That action was His last.
He sent down from above
The riches of His love.
On whom that grace is pour'd, Go, in His Spirit to proclaim
Salvation in the Lord. 281 Mark vii. 37.
L, M. 1 TOW in a song of grateful praise,
Jesus, who deign'd on earth to dwell,
Who while on earth did all things well 2 Wisdom, and power, and love divine
In all His works unrivall'd shine,
That He alone did all things well. 3 Howe'er mysterious are His ways,
Or dark and sorrowful our days;
We know He still does all things well. 4 And when we stand before His throne,
And all His ways are fully known,
282 Tim. iii. 16.
C. M, GREGG. BEFar as the eternal hils,
EYOND the glittering starry skies, Yon heaven of heavens, with living light,
Our great Redeemer fills.