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0 4 Make haste, my soul, the vision meet,
And drink the tuneful accents in :
the Fall of Man. Gen. iii.
The whole creation homage paid,
And own'd him Lord below.
• With sweets for ev'ry sense;
He walk'd in confidence.
His honour forfeited ;
His conscience, fill'd with dread.
Which was before his joy :
From an all-seeing eye.
With stubbornness and pride,
Nor once for mercy cried.
And all his guilt forgave:
Types of the Messiah. Heb. iv, 2.
Of Sinai in a blaze,
But learn’d the gospel too:
2 The paschal sacrifice,
And blood-besprinkled door,-
And once apply'd with power,
His perfect innocence,
Should be the soul's defence :
The people's trespass bore;
Was to be seen no more :
5 Dipp'd in his fellow's blood,
The living bird went free:
Express'd the sinner's pleae Describ'd a guilty soul enlarg’d,
And by a Saviour's death discharg'd. 0 6 Jesus, I love to trace,
Throughout the sacred page,
The same in ev'ry age!
Birth of the Saviour. 1 НА
ARK! the herald angels sing,
• Glory to the new-born King! 'Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconcilă! 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,
Jesus our Emmanuel here.
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Ris'n with healing in his wings. e 6 Mild, he lays his glory by ;
Born, that man no more may die ;
HYMN 9. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]
Joy of Angels at the Saviour's birth. 1 HİLE 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.'
Appear'd a shining throng
Address'd their joyful song:
And to the earth be peace; g •Good will henceforth from heaven to men, 'Begin, and never cease.' Patrick or Tate. HYMN 10. C. M. Devizes. [*]
Angel's Song 01'SHEPHERDS, rejoice; lift up your eyes,
And send your fears away; 'News from the region of the skiesU Salvation's born to-day!
e 2 'JESUS, the God, whom angels fear,
Comes down to dwell with you ;
Nor royal, shining things;
And holds the King of kings!
And see his humble throne; р
With tears of joy, in all your eyes,
'Go, shepherds, kiss the Son.' -5 Thus Gabriel sang-and straight around,
The heavenly armies throng:
And thus conclude the song:
*Let peace surround the earth; 'Mortals shall know their Maker's love, “At their Redeemer's birth.' Watts's Lyr. HYMN 11. 8, 6 & 5. Christmas. [*]
Proclaim the glad hour ;
To him all praise is due ;
The promise is seal'd>
The Saviour's reveal'd And proves that the record is true. 8 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 oursOur Prophet, our Priest, and our King. Madan's Col HYMN 12. C. P. M. Pilgrim. [b]
Infancy of the Saviour. p 1 10
SIGHT of anguish! view it near,
What weeping innocence is here-
Nor give him friendly aid !
Ở miracle of grace!
The first-born Son of God ! -4 Say, radiant seraphs, thron'd in light, o Did love e'er tower so high a flight ?
Or glory sink so low? - This wonder angels scarce declare ; Angels the rapture scarce can bear,
Or equal praise bestow.
With ardour from above :
Christ's Ministry. Luke iv, 18, 19. di ARK,—the glad sound -the Saviour
The Saviour promis'd long! [comes ! -Let ev'ry heart prepare a throne
And ev'ry voice a song.