Imatges de pàgina

0 4 Make haste, my soul, the vision meet,
e All prostrate at thy Sovereign's feet,

And drink the tuneful accents in :
o Speak on, my Lord, repeat the voice,
Diffuse these heart-expanding joys,
Till heaven repeat the rapt'rous scene.

HYMN 6. C. M. Colchester. [*]

the Fall of Man. Gen. iii.
1 N man, in his own image made,


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The whole creation homage paid,

And own'd him Lord below.
o 2 He dwelt in Eden's garden, stor'd

• With sweets for ev'ry sense;
And there, with his descending Lord,

He walk'd in confidence.
e 3 But oh! by sin how quickly chang'd!

His honour forfeited ;
His heart, from God and truth estrang'd,

His conscience, fill'd with dread.
-4 Now from his Maker's voice he flies,

Which was before his joy :
And thinks to hide amidst the trees,

From an all-seeing eye.
5 Compell’d to answer to his name,-

With stubbornness and pride,
He cast on God himself the blame,

Nor once for mercy cried.
0 6 But grace, unask’d, his heart subdu'd,

And all his guilt forgave:
By faith the promis'd Seed he view'd,
And felt the power to save.

HYMN 7. H. M. Allerton. [*]

Types of the Messiah. Heb. iv, 2.
SRAEL, in ancient days,

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Of Sinai in a blaze,

But learn’d the gospel too:
The types and figures were a glass,
In which they saw the Saviour's face.

2 The paschal sacrifice,

And blood-besprinkled door,-
Seen with enlighten'd eyes,

And once apply'd with power,
Would teach the need of other blood,
To reconcile an angry God.
3 The lamb, the dove, set forth

His perfect innocence,
Whose blood of matchless worth

Should be the soul's defence :
For he who can for sin atone,
Must have no failings of his own.
4 The scape-goat, on his head,

The people's trespass bore;
And, to the desert led,

Was to be seen no more :
In him our Surety seem'd to say,
d ‘Behold, I bear your sins away.

5 Dipp'd in his fellow's blood,

The living bird went free:
The type, well understood,

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 footsteps of thy grace,

The same in ev'ry age!
- grant that I may faithful be
To clearer light vouchsaf'd to me! Cowper.
HYMN 8. 7's. Redeeming Love. [*]

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.
0 5 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!

Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,

Ris'n with healing in his wings. e 6 Mild, he lays his glory by ;

Born, that man no more may die ;
Born, to raise the sons of earth;
Born, to give them second birth. Rippon's Col.

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.'
-5 Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith

Appear'd a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, who thus

Address'd their joyful song:
8 6 'All glory be to God on high,

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!

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e 2 'JESUS, the God, whom angels fear,

Comes down to dwell with you ;
-'To-day he makes his entrance here,
е ‘But not as monarchs do.
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,

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:
They tune their harps to lofty sound,

And thus conclude the song:
§ 6 'Glory to God who reigns above,

*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. [*]

Christmas Morn.
IFT up your heads in joyful hope,

Each heavenly power,

Proclaim the glad hour ;
s Lo, Jesus the Saviour is born!
0 2 All glory be to God on high,

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-
To save them by infinite grace.

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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-
A manger for his bed!
-The brutes yield refuge to his wo-
e Men, worse than brutes, no pity show,

Nor give him friendly aid !
o 2 Why do no rapid thunders roll ?
Why do not tempests rock the pole?

Ở miracle of grace!
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 ;
8 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, 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.
e 5 Redemption! 'tis a boundless theme;
Thou boundless Mind, our hearts inflame-

With ardour from above :
d Words are but faint, let joy express-
Vain is mere joy-let actions bless-
This prodigy of love.
HYMN 13. C. M. Arundel. [*]

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.


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