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2 Listen to the wondrous story,

Which they chant in hymns of joy S 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 redeem'd 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 Hasten, mortals, to adore him

; Learn his name, and taste his joy; Till in heaven ye sing before him,

Glory be to God most high! 115

15th P. M. 11 9, 113

Christmas-day.
LL hail ! happy day,

When, enrobed in our clay,
The Redeemer appear'd upon earth;

How can we refrain

To unite in the strain,
And to hail our Immanuel's birth!

2 Ye angels of God,

Sound his praises abroad,
And acknowledge him JAH, the I AM:

We also will join

In a hymn so divine,
Giving glory to God and the Lamb!

30 may the return

Of this once blessed morn
Be forever remember'd with joy :

Sweet accents of praise

All our voices shall raise ; Hallelujahs shall be our employ!

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4 Let echo prolong

The harmonious song,
Hallelujahs again and again :

He kindles the fire,

Whom the nations desire,
And to him we devote the glad strain.

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Giory to God in the highest.

MORTALS, awake, with angels join,

the Joy, love, and gratitude combine,

To hail the' auspicious day.
2 In heaven the rapt'rous song began,

And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining legions ran,

And strung and tuned the lyre. 3 Swift through the vast expanse it flew,

And loud the echo rollid; The theme, the song, the joy, was new,

'Twas more than heaven could hold. 4 Down through the portals of the sky

The' impetuous torrent ran; And angels flew, with eager joy,

To bear the news to man. 5 With joy the chorus we repeat,

Glory to God on high ! Good-will and peace are now complete

Jesus was born to die. 6 Hail, Prince of life, forever hail !

Redeemer, Brother, Friend ! Though earth, and time, and life shall fail,

Thy praise shall never end. 7 Hark! the cherubic armies shout,

And glory leads the song: Good-will and peace are heard throughout

The' harmonious heavenly throng.

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30th P. M. 11 10, 11 10.

The star in the East.
RIGHTEST 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 the infant Redeemer is laid. 2 Cold, on his cradle, the dew-drops are shining;

Low lies his bed 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 Eden and offørings divine ? Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,

Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine? 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. 118

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Design and object of His advent,
ARK, the glad sound! the Saviour come!!,-.

The Saviour, promised long;
Let

prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.
2 He comes, the pris'ner to release,

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

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

To clear the mental ray,
And on the eyes oppresn’d with night

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

The wounded soul to cure,
And, with the treasures of his grace,

To enrich the humble poor.

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every heart

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5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of peace,

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Thy welcome shall proclaim,
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

8th P. M. 87, 87, 47.
Worship the new-born Saviour.
NGELS, from the realms of glory,

Wing your flight o'er all the earth
Ye who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth :

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born king.
2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,

Watching o'er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing; Yonder shines the infant light:

Come and worship,Worship Christ, the new-born king. 3 Sages, leave your contemplations,-

Brighter visions beam afar; Seek the great Desire of nations ; Ye have seen his natal star :

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born king.
4 Saints, before the altar bending,

Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In his temple shall appear :

Come and worship,Worship Christ, the new-born king. 5 Sinners, wrung with true repentance,

Doom'd for guilt to endless pains, Justice now revokes the sentence,-. Mercy calls you,-break your chains :

: Come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born king.

BRIG

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5th P. M. 4 lines 78.
Wonderful Counsellor.
RIGHT and joyful is the morn,

For to us a child is born;
Froin the highest realms of heaven,
Unto us a Son is given.
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,
Christ, 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 him the homage meet;
From the manger to the throne,
Homage due to God alone.
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The Prince of peace.
10 us a child of hope is born,
To us a

Son is given :
Ilim shall the tribes of earth obey,

Him, all the hosts of heaven. 2 His name shall be the Prince of peace,

Forever more adored,
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

The great and mighty Lord. 3 His power, increasing, still shall spread;

His reign ng end shall know; Justice shall guard his throne above,

And peace abound below.
4 To us a child of hope is born

To us a Son is given ;-
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

The mighty lord of heaven.

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