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When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.-MATT. ii. 10.

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S with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold;
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright,

So, most gracious God, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.

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p 4 Holy Jesus, every day

Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last

Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.

CONRAD KOCHER.

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f 5 In the heavenly country bright
Need they no created light;
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown,
Thou its Sun, which goes not down.
There for ever may we sing
Hallelujahs to our King.

W. C. Dix.

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St. Rinian. [SECOND TUNE.]

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11.10.11.10. (dactylic).

We have seen His star in the east.-MATT. ii. 2.
RIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning,

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Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

p 2 Cold on His cradle the dew-drops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him, in slumber reclining,

Maker and Monarch, and Saviour of all.

3 Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom, and offerings divine;
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

p 4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation;

Vainly with gifts would His favour secure ;
Richer by far is the heart's adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

f5 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.

R. Heber.

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A-men.

J. B. DYKES.

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6 The heart must ring Thy Christmas bells, Thy inward altars raise,

Its faith and hope Thy canticles,
And its obedience praise.
J. G. Whit

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MEAN may seem this house of clay, Lord's abode;

As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image
of the heavenly.-1 COR. xv. 49.

Our feet may mourn this thorny way,
Yet here Immanuel trod.

2 This fleshly robe the Lord did wear;
This watch the Lord did keep;
These burdens sore the Lord did bear;
These tears the Lord did weep.

3 Our very frailty brings us near
Unto the Lord of heaven;
To every grief, to every tear,
Such glory strange is given.

4 But not this robe of flesh alone
Shall link us, Lord, to Thee;
Not only in the tear and groan
Shall the dear kindred be.

cr 5 Our own will be Thy life divine,
Thine image we shall bear ;
With Thine own glory we shall shine.
In Thine own bliss shall share.

E. G. MONE.

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60 mighty grace, our life to live
To make our earth divine!
O mighty grace, Thy heaven to give,
And lift our life to Thine!

T. H. Gill.

A. L. PEACE.

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