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To us a Son is given;
Who made both earth and heaven. 2 He reigns above the sky,–
This universe sustains ;The God supreme, the Lord most high,
The king Messiah reigns. 3 The mighty God is He,
Author of heavenly bliss;
peace. 4 His government shall grow,
From strength to strength proceed : His righteousness the church o'erflow,
And all the earth o'erspread. 123
L. M. Prophet, Priest, and King. 10 us a child, of royal birth,
End of the promises, is given ; The' Invisible appears on earth,—
The Son of man, the God of heaven. 2 A Saviour born, in love supreme,
He comes, our fallen souls to raise ; He comes, his people to redeem,
With all his plenitude of grace. 3 The Christ, by raptured seers foretold,
Filld with the Holy Spirit's power, Prophet, and Priest, and King, behold;
And Lord of all the world adore. 4 The Lord of hosts, the God most high,
Who quits his throne, on earth to live, With joy we welcome from the sky,
With faith into our hearts receive.
Up to thy gracious throne,
Of thine incarnate Son.
A peace 'twixt earth and heaven: Salvation, through his only Name,
To all mankind is given. 3 The gift unspeakable
We thankfully receive,
And to thy glory live.
The new-born Prince of peace, , And meekly in his Spirit live,
And in his love increase. 5 Till he convey us home,
Cry every soul aloud,
And take us up to God. 125
5th P. M. 4 lines 78. The Sun of righteousness. ARK! the herald angels sing,—
Glory to the new-born King; Peace on earth, and mercy nuild; God and sinners reconciled. 2 Joyful all ye nations rise,Join the triumphs of the skics; With angelic hosts proclaim,Christ is born in Bethlehem. 3 Christ, by highest heaven adored, -Christ, the everlasting Lord; Veild in flesh the Godhead see; Hail, incarnate Deity!
4 Hail the heaven-born Prince of
peace Hail the Sun of righteousness ! Light and life to all he brings, Risen with healing in his wings. 5 Come, Desire of nations, come! Fix in us thy humble home! Second Adam from above, Reinstate us in thy love.
126 26th P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76.
The glory of His kingdom.
Great David's greater Son!
His reign on earth begun! He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free; To take away transgression,
And rule in equity. 2 He comes, with succour speedy
To those who suffer wrong; To help the poor and needy,
And bid the weak be strong; To give them songs for sighing --
Their darkness turn to light,Whose souls, condemn'd and dying,
Were precious in his sight.
Upon the fruitful earth,
Spring in his path to birth :
Shall peace, the herald, go, And righteousness, in fountains,
From hill to valley flow.
4 To him shall prayer unceasing,
And daily vows ascend; His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end :
His covenant remove;
That name to us is Love.
10th P. M. 8 lines 8.a
peace upon earth be restored ; O Jesus, exalted on high,
Appear, our omnipotent Lord; Who, meanly in Bethlehem born,
Didst stoop to redeem a lost race: Once more to thy creatures return,
And reign in thy kingdom of grace.
2 0 wouldst thou again be made known,
Again in thy Spirit descend; And set up, in each of thine own,
A kingdom that never shall end ! Thou only art able to bless,
And make the glad nations obey, And bid the dire enmity cease,
And bow the whole world to thy sway.
3 0, come to thy servants again,
Who long thine appearing to know;
In mercy establish below:
And anger and hatred be o'er ;
And discord afflict us no more.
THE SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF
Whom angels dimly see,
Or God appear to me?
Himself to worms impart ?
And speak it to my heart. 3 In manifested love explain
Thy wonderful design;
The streaming blood divine ?
And live and die below,
And my Redeemer know ?5 Might view the Lamb in his own light,
Whom angels dimly see;
To all eternity ? 129
With thine immortal flame;
Tc praise the Saviour's name.
He left his throne above,
He flew on wings of love.