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L. M. Alfreton. Dunstas 69

The Gospel originating in Sovereign Mercy.
GOD, in the gospel of his Son,
Makes his eternal counsels known:
Here love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
2 Here sinners, of an humble frame,
May taste his grace, and learn his name;
May read, in characters of blood,
The wisdom, power, and grace of God.
3 Here faith reveals to mortal eyes
A brighter world beyond the skies;
Here shines the light which guides our way
From earth to realms of endless day.
4 Oh! grant us grace, almighty Lord !
To read, and mark thy holy word ;
Its truths with meekness to receive,
And by its holy precepts live.

C. M. Canterbury. Barby. 170

Salvation by Grace.
р LORD, we confess our numerous faults,

How great our guilt has been;
Foolish and vain were all our thoughts,

And all our lives were sin.
f 2 But, oh my soul, forever praise,

Forever love his name,
Who turns thy feet from dangerous ways

Of folly, sin, and shame.
3 'Tis not by works of righteousness,

Which our own hands have done; f But we are saved by sovereign grace,

Abounding through his Son.
4 'Tis from the mercy of our God,

That all our hopes begin:
'Tis by the water, and the blood,

Our souls are washed from sin.
p 5 'Tis through the purchase of his death,

Who hung upon the tree,
The Spirit is sent down to breathe

On such dry bones as we.
f 6 Raised from the dead, we live anew :

And justified by grace,
We shall appear in glory too,

And see our Father's face.

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L. M,

Uxbridge.
NOW to the power of God supreme

Be everlasting honors given ;
He saves from hell-we bless his name,

He calls our wandering feet to heaven.
2 Not for our duties, or deserts,

But of his own abundant grace,
He works salvation in our hearts,

And forms a people for his praise.
3 'Twas his own purpose that begun

To rescue rebels doomed to die;
He gave us grace in Christ his Son,

Before he spread the starry sky.
4 Jesus, the Lord, appears at last,

And makes his Father's counsels known; Declares the great transaction past,

And brings immortal blessings down. P 5 He dies—and in that dreadfu! night,

Did all the powers of hell destroy ; f He rose! and brought our heaven to light,

And took possession of the joy. 172

S. M. Silver Street, Peptonville,
GRACE !-tis a charming sound !

Harmonious to the ear!
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear.
2 Grace first contrived a way,

To save rebellious man;
And all its steps that grace display

Which drew the wondrous plan.
3 Grace taught my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road :
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God.
4 Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days:
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

C. M. Lanesboro'. Princeton. 73

The divine Character exhibited in the Gospel
FATHER, how wide thy glory shines !

How high thy wonders rise!

Known through the earth by thousand signs,

By thousand through the skies.
2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power,

Their motions speak thy skill ;
And on the wings of every hour,

We read thy patience still.
3 But when we view thy strange design

To save rebellious worms,
Where vengeance and compassion join

In their divinest forms ;-
4 Here the whole Deity is known,

Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brightest shone-

The justice or the grace.
5 Now, the full glories of the Lamb

Adorn the heavenly plains ;
Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name,

And try their choicest strains.
6 Oh, may I bear some humble part

In that immortal song!
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,

And love command my tongue.

P

CHRIST.
L. M.

Park Street. 74

Nativity of the Saviour.
WAKE, O my soul, and hail the morn,
For unto us a Saviour's born;
See, how the angels wing their way,
To usher in the glorious day !

2 Hark! what sweet music—what a song< Sounds from the bright, celestial throng! р $weet song-whose melting sounds impart mf Joy to each raptured, listening heart.

3 Come, join the angels in the sky,
Glory to God who reigns on high;
Let peace and love on earth abound,

While time revolves and years roll round. 175

Adullum. Pllton. HARK !-the herald angels sing, “ Glory to the new-born King !

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Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies ;
With th' angelic host proclaim,
66 Christ is born in Bethlehem.

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3 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.
4 Vailed in flesh-the Godhead see,
Hail th' incarnate Deity;
Pleased as man with men t'appear,
See the great Immanuel here.
5 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. 176

88 & 78.

Greenville. p" HARK!—what mean those holy voices,

Sweetly sounding through the skies? < Lo! th' angelic host rejoices,

Heavenly hallelujahs rise. P

2 Hear them tell the wondrous story,

Hear them chant in hymns of joy,
“ Glory in the highest-glory!

Glory be to God most high !
P 3 Peace on earth-good-will from heaven,

Reaching far as man is found.”

“ Souls redeemed, and sins forgivenof Loud our golden harps shall sound.

4 Christ is born, the great Anointed

Heaven and earth his praises sing! Aff Oh receive whom God appointed,

For your Prophet, Priest, and King. f 5 Haste, ye mortals, to adore him;

Learn his name—and taste his joy ;
Till in heaven ye sing before him,

Glory be to God most high! nagyon

S. M. Southfield. Pentonville
BEHOLD! the grace appears,

The blessing promised long;
Angels announce the Saviour near,

In this triumphant song:

2 “Glory to God on high,

And heavenly peace on earth;
Good-will to men-to angels joy,

At the Redeemer's birth!”
3 In worship so divine

Let men employ their tongues ;
With the celestial bost we join,

And loud repeat their songs
4 “Glory to God on high,

And heavenly peace on earth;
Good-will to men-to angels joy,

At our Redeemer's birth !!

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C. M.

Devizes. Conway. III HIGH let us swell our tuneful notes,

And join th' angelic throng;
For angels no such love have known,

To wake the cheerful song.
2 Guod-will to sinful men is shown,
And peace on earth is given;

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With messages from heaven. > 3 Justice and grace, with sweet accord,

His rising beams adorn;
f Let heaven and earth in concert join-

To us a Saviour's born.
4 Glory to God! in highest strains,

In highest words be paid ;
His glory by our lips proclaimed,

And by our lives displayed.
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s. M. St. Thomas. Pentonville. WE come with joyful song,

To hail this happy morn:
Glad tidings from an angel's tongue,

This day is Jesus born!”
2 What transports doth his name

To sinful men afford !
f His glorious titles we proclaim-

A Saviour-Christ-the Lord !
3 Glory to God on high,

All hail the happy morn:
We join the anthems of the sky,

And sing—" The Saviour's born !"

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