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2 On His shoulder He shall bear

Power and majesty, and wear
On His vesture and His thigh,

Names most awful, names most high. 3 Wonderful in counsel He,

The Incarnate Deity ;
Sire of ages ne'er to cease,

King of kings, and Prince of Peace. 4 Come and worship at His feet;

Yield to Christ the homage meet:
From His manger to His throne,
Homage due to God alone.

275 Matt. 1. 23. 75 & 6'S C. WESLEY.

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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 ;
With heaven's host lift up our voice,

And shout Immanuel's name:
Knees and hearts to Him we bow;

of our flesh and of our bone,
Jesus is our brother now,

And God is all our own.

276 John xil. 46.

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LORIOUS was that primeval light

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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.

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Our great Redeemer's love;
How the dim waste of earth He trod,

And left His throne above;
And all frail man, His foe, to save,
And show him hopes beyond the grave.

2 He came not in a warrior's path,

With mighty armies strong;
He came not as a God in wrath,

Avenging Judah's wrong:
To preach on earth His Father's word,

A little child, came Christ the Lord. 3 Glad was our Saviour's natal morn,

Angels rejoiced in heaven
That “unto us a Child is born,

To us a Son is given."
And angels left their home on high,
To tell of Christ's nativity,

278 Rev. xxii

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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;
Scattering error's wide-spread night;

Kindling darkness into light. 3 Nations all, remote and near,

Haste to see your Lord appear;
Haste, for Him your hearts prepare,

Meet Him manifested there.
4 There behold the day-spring rise,

Pouring light on mortal eyes ;
See it chase the shades away,
Shining to the perfect day.

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TARK the glad sound, the Saviour

comes !
The Saviour promis'd long!
Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.

2 On Him the Spirit, largely pour'd,

Exerts His sacred fire ;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,

His holy breast inspire.
3 He comes—the prisoners to release,

In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before Him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
4 He comes from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray,
And on the eye-balls of the blind

To pour celestial day.
5 He comes—the broken heart to bind,

The wounded soul to cure,
And with the treasure of His grace

To enrich the humble poor.
6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim, And heaven's eternal arches ring

With Thy beloved name.

HIS LIFE

280 John 1. 11.

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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,
He left His glorious court above,

To suffer man's despite. 3 He came to suffer death,

And, bleeding for His foes,
Spoke pardon with His dying breath,

And peace when He arose.

4 His latest moments here

In benediction pass'd:
To those who saw Him disappear,

That action was His last.
5 But, having reached His throne,

He sent down from above
His promis'd Spirit, to make known

The riches of His love.
6 Ye who have felt that flame,

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,
And force the wondering world to tell

That He alone did all things well. 3 Howe'er mysterious are His ways,

Or dark and sorrowful our days;
And though our spirit oft rebel,

We know He still does all things well. 4 And when we stand before His throne,

And all His ways are fully known,
This note in sweetest strains shall swell,
That Jesus has done all things well.

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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.

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