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o 4 Make haste, my soul, the vision meet,
HYMN 6. C. M. Colchester. [*]
ON man, in his own image made,
much did God bestow!
The whole creation homage paid,
o 2 He dwelt in Eden's garden, stor'd
e 3 But oh! by sin how quickly chang'd! His honour forfeited;
His heart, from God and truth estrang'd,
-4 Now from his Maker's voice he flies,
5 Compell'd to answer to his name,With stubbornness and pride,
He cast on God himself the blame,
o 6 But grace, unask'd, his heart subdu'd,
And all his guilt forgave:
By faith the promis'd Seed he view'd,
HYMN 7. H. M. Allerton. [*]
But learn'd the gospel too:
2 The paschal sacrifice,
3 The lamb, the dove, set forth
Was to be seen no more:
Throughout the sacred page,
HYMN 8. 7's. Redeeming Love. [*]
ARK! the herald angels sing,
'Glory to the new-born King! 'Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 'God and sinners reconcil'd!' 2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th' angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem. 4 Veil'd in flesh-the Godhead see, Hail th' incarnate Deity;
Pleas'd as man with men t' appear,
o 5 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Born, that man no more may die;
HYMN 9. C. M. Bethlehem. [*] Joy of Angels at the Saviour's birth. HILE shepherds watch'd their flocks All seated on the ground, [by night, The angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone around.
e 2 Fear not,' said he, for mighty dread Had seiz'd their troubled mind,
o 'Glad tidings of great joy I bring, 'To you and all mankind.
b 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 display'd,
e 'All meanly wrapp'd in swaddling bands, 'And in a manger laid.'
-5 Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith
Of angels, praising God, who thus
s 6 'All glory be to God on high, 'And to the earth be peace;
'Good will henceforth from heaven to men,
HEPHERDS, rejoice; lift up your eyes, And send your fears away; 'News from the region of the skies'Salvation's born to-day!
e 2 'JESUS, the God, whom angels fear,
3 'No gold, nor purple swaddling bands, 'Nor royal, shining things;
'A manger for his cradle stands, 'And holds the King of kings!
o 4 Go, shepherds, where the Infant lies,
HYMN 11. 8, 6 & 5. Christmas. [*] 0 1IFT up your heads in joyful hope, happy morn: Each heavenly power, Proclaim the glad hour ; s Lo, Jesus the Saviour is born! o 2 All glory be to God on high, To him all praise is due; The promise is seal'dThe Saviour's reveal'd— And proves that the record is true. s 3 Let joy around like rivers flow; Flow on, and still increase; Spread o'er the glad earth, At Emmanuel's birth—
For heaven and earth are at peace.
e 4 Now the good will of God is shown
Towards Adam's helpless race;
Messiah is come
To ransom his own-
o 5 Then let us join the heavens above, Where hymning seraphs sing;
Join all the glad powers
For their Lord is ours
Our Prophet, our Priest, and our King. Madan's Col
SIGHT of anguish! view it near,—
-The brutes yield refuge to his wo-
o 2 Why do no rapid thunders roll?
o Or why no angels on the wing, Warm for the honour of their King, To punish all the race!
e 3 Tho' now an INFANT bath'd in tears, o He call'd to form the rolling spheres ; And seraphs own'd his nod!
e Helpless he calls, but men delay :e Ungrateful sinners disobey
The first-born Son of God!
-4 Say, radiant seraphs, thron'd in light,
e 5 Redemption! 'tis a boundless theme; Thou boundless Mind, our hearts inflameWith ardour from above:
d Words are but faint, let joy expressVain is mere joy-let actions blessThis prodigy of love.
HYMN 13. C. M. Arundel. [*] Christ's Ministry. Luke iv, 18, 19. ARK,-the glad sound!-the Saviour The Saviour promis'd long! [comes! -Let ev'ry heart prepare a throneAnd ev'ry voice a song.