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Greenvilla. 80

Call to worship the new-born Saviour.
1 ANGELS! 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 heavenly light:
Come and worship-

Worship Christ, the new-born King.
3 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.
4 Sinners! wrung with true repentance,

Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,

Mercy calls you [fil] break your chains :
Come and worship-

Worship Christ, the new-born King. 81

Şicilian Hymn.
Cirist welcomed as a Saviour.
1 HAIL, thou long-expected Jesus,

Born to set thy people free!
From our sins and fears release us,

Let us find our rest in thee.
2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints, thou art;
Long desired of every nation,

Joy of every waiting heart.
3 Born thy people to deliver,

Born a child, yet God our King,
Born to reign in us forever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
4 By thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

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Howard's. Bolton. 82

Design of Christ's Advent.
1 HARK! the glad sound! the Saviourcomes,

The Saviour promised long !
Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.
2 He comes the prisoner 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 oppressed with night-
To
pour

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

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

T enrich the humble poor.
r 5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

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

Arlington. 83

Names of Christ.
1 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.
2 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,

Forevermore adored,
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

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

His reign no 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. 84

Adullum. Lincoln. 1 BRIGHT and joyful is the morn,

For to us a Child is born;

C. M.

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S. M.

From 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 th' 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 his manger to his throne,

Homage due to God alone.
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Paddington. Eastburn. 1 REJOICE in Jesus' birth !

To us a Son is given,
To us a Child is born on earth,

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 Th’ almighty God-is he,

Author of heavenly bliss !
The Father of Eternity,

The glorious Prince of Peace!
4 His government shall grow,

From strength to strength proceed ; :
His righteousness the church o'erflow,

And all the earth o'erspread.

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L. M.

Uxbridge. Brewe
Deity and Humanity of Christ.
1 BEFORE the heavens were spread abroad,
From everlasting was the Word;

God!
And must divinely be adored.
2 By his own power were all things made;

By him supported, all things stand;
He is the whole creation's head,

And angels fly at his command.

3 Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,

He led the host of morning stars :
His generation who can tell,

Or count the number of his years?
4 But lo, he leaves those heavenly forms:

The Word descends and dwells in clay,
That he may converse hold with worms,

Dressed in such feeble flesh as they.
5 Mortals with joy beheld his face,

Th' eternal Father's only Son:
How full of truth-how full of grace!

When in his eyes the Godhead shone !
6 Archangels leave their bigh abode,

To learn new mysteries here, and tell
The love of our descending God,
The glories of Immanuel.

L. M. 87

Winchester. Rotterdam,
Deity, Humiliation, and Exaltation of Christ.
1 NOW for a tune of lofty praise

To great Jehovah's equal Son!
Awake, my voice, in heavenly lays,

Tell loud the wonders he hath done.
2 Sing, how he left the worlds of light,

And those bright robes he wore above : · How swift and joyful was his flight,

On wings of everlasting love !
3 Deep in the shades of gloomy death,

Th' almighty captive prisoner lay ;f

Th’ almighty captive left the earth,

And rose to everlasting day.
4 Among a thousand harps and songs,

Jesus, the God, exalted reigns :
His sacred name fills all their tongues,
And echoes through the heavenly plains !

Truro. Sharon 88

Divine Glory displayed in the Person of Christ.
NI 1 NOW to the Lord a noble song!

Awake, my soul-awake, my tongue;
Hosanna tó th’ eternal name,

And all his boundless love proclaim.
2 See where it shines in Jesus' face,

The brightest image of his grace;
God, in the person of his Son,
Has all his mightiest works outdone.

L. M.

3 Grace !-'tis a sweet, a charming theme

My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name !
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound;

Ye heavens, reflect it to the ground!
4 Oh! may I reach that happy place

Where he unveils his lovely face!
Where all his beauties you behold,
And sing his name to harps of gold!

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L. M. Rotterdam. Old Hundred.
God the Son equal with the Father.
1 BRIGHT King of glory-dreadful God,

Our spirits bow before thy seat;
To thee we lift an humble thought,

And worship at thine awful feet.
2 A thousand seraphs, strong and bright,

Stand round the glorious Deity;
But who, among the sons of light,

Pretends comparison with thee?
3 Yet there is one, of human frame,

Jesus, arrayed in flesh and blood,
Thinks it no robbery to claim

A full equality with God.
4 Now let the name of Christ, our King,

With equal honors be adored :
His praise let every angel sing,

And all the nations own him Lord.

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H. M. Watertown. Murray
Christ a Prophet, Priest, and King.
1 JOIN all the glorious names

Of wisdom, love, and power,
That ever mortals knew,

Or angels ever bore:
All are too mean to speak his worth,
Too mean to set the Saviour forth,
2 Great Prophet of our God,

Our tongues shall bless thy name;
By thee the joyful news

Of our salvation came,-.
The joyful news of sins forgiven,
Of hell subdued-and peace with heaven.
3 Jesus, our great High Priest,

Has shed his blood and died;

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