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5 Go, tyrants! to the rocks complain!

Go seek the mountain's cleft in vain !
But faith, victorious o'er the tomb,
Shall sing for joy—the Lord is come!

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.

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C. M.

CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.
A Light to lighten the Gentiles.
1 The race that long in darkness pined,

Have seen a glorious light;
The people dwell in day, who dwelt

In death's surrounding night.
2 To hail thy rise, thou better Sun,

The gathering nations come,
Joyous, as when the reapers bear

The harvest treasures home.
3 To us a child of hope is born,

To us a Son is given;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,

Him, all the hosts of heaven.
4 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,

Whose rule shall stretch abroad,
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

The great and mighty Lord.
5 His power, increasing, still shall spread;

His reign no end shall know;
Justice shall guard his throne above,

And peace abound below.

215. C. M. PATRICK.

Nativity of Christ. 1 While shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,

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.
3 "To you, in David's town, this day

Is born, of David's line,
The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign : 4 “ The heavenly babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid.”
5 Thus spake the seraph, and forth with

Appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, and thus

Address their joyful song:
6 “All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be

peace! Good will henceforth, from heaven to men,

Begin and never cease!”

216. 78. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.

Birth of Christ.
1 Hail, all hail the joyful morn!

Tell it forth from earth to heaven,
That to us a child is born,

That to us a Son is given.
2 Angels bending from the sky

Chanted at the wondrous birth;
“Glory be to God on high,
Peace-good will to man on earth.”

3 Join we then our feeble lays,

To the chorus of the sky;
And, in songs of grateful praise,
Glory give to God on high.

217. C. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.

The guiding Star.
1 BRIGHT was the guiding star that led,

With mild benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowly shed

Where the Redeemer lay.
2 But lo! a brighter, clearer light

Now points to his abode;
It shines through sin and sorrow's night,

To guide us to our Lord.
3 O haste to follow where it leads;

The gracious call obey;
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,

The Christian's destined way. 4 O gladly tread the narrow path,

While light and grace are given;
Who meekly follow Christ on earth,

Shall reign with him in heaven.

218. 78. M. ANONYMOUS.

Star of Bethlehem.
1 Sons of men, behold from far,

Hail the long-expected star!
Star of truth that gilds the night,
And guides bewildered men aright.

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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 !

219. L. M. DODDRIDGE.

Gospel Peace proclaimed.
1 Hark! for the great Creator speaks;

In silence let the earth attend;
And when his words of grace are heard,

In grateful adoration bend.
2 "'Tis I create the fruit of praise,

And give the broken heart to sing;
Peace, heavenly peace, my lips proclaim,

Pleased with the happy news they bring." 3 Receive the tidings with delight,

Ye Gentile nations from afar;
And you, the children of his love,

Whom grace hath brought already near. 4 To these, to those, his sovereign hand

Its healing energy imparts;
Peace, peace, be echoed from your tongues,
And echoed from consenting hearts.

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