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2 The paschal sacrifice,
And blood-besprinkled door,-
Seen with enlightened eyes,
And once applied 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 seemed to say,
d "Behold, I bear your sins away.'
5 Dipped in his fellow's blood,
The living bird went free :
The type, well understood,
Expressed the sinner's plea-
e Described a guilty soul enlarged,
And by a Saviour's death discharged.
0 6 Jesus, I love to trace,

Throughout the sacred page,
The footsteps of thy grace,
The same in every age!
-O grant that I may faithful be
To clearer light vouchsafed to me!

COWPER.

HYMN 8. 7s. Redeeming Love. [*]
Birth of the Saviour.

'HA ARK! the herald angels sing,

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Glory to the new-born King! "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,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

4 Veiled in flesh-the Godhead see, Hail th' incarnate Deity;

Pleased as man with men to appear,
Jesus our Emmanuel 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.
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.

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The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.

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RIPPON S COL.

HYMN 9. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]
Joy of Angels at the Saviour's Birth.

WHILE shepherds watched their flocks by

All on ground,

e 2 "Fear not," said he, for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind,
"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 displayed,

"All meanly wrapped in swaddling bands, "And in a manger laid."

-5 Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song:-

6" All glory be to God on high, "And to the earth be peace;

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"Good will henceforth from heaven to men, "Begin, and never cease."

PATRICK or TATE.

HYMN 10. C. M. Devizes. [*]
Angel's Song. Luke ii. 8-14.

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HEPHERDS, rejoice; lift up your eves "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, "Comes down to dwell with you; -To-day he makes his entrance here, "But not as monarchs do.

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3 "No gold, nor purple swaddling bands, "Nor royal, shining things;

"A manger for his cradle stands, "And holds the King of kings!

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o 4 "Go, shepherds, where the Infant lies, "And see his humble throne;

P "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."

HYMN 11. 8, 6 & 5.

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Christmas Morn.

LIFT up your heads in joyful hope,

Salute morn :
Each heavenly power,
Proclaim the glad hour;
Lo, Jesus the Saviour is born!

2 All glory be to God on high,
To him all praise is due;
The promise is sealed-
The Saviour's revealed-
And proves that the record is true.

Christmas. [*]

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.

WATTS'S LYR.

Messiah is come

To ransom his own

To save them by infinite grace.

4 Now the good will of God is shown Towards Adam's helpless race;

• 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

HYMN 12. C. P. M. Pilgrim. [b]
Infancy of the Saviour.

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What weeping innocence is here
A manger for his bed!
-The brutes yield refuge to his woe-
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? e O miracle of grace!

o Or why no angels on the wing, Warm for the honour of their King, e To punish all the race!

e 3 Though now an INFANT bathed in tears,
o He called to form the rolling spheres ;
And seraphs owned his nod!

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e Helpless he calls, but men delay · e Ungrateful sinners disobey

The first-born Son of God!

-4 Say, radiant seraphs, throned in light, o Did love e'er tower so high a flight?— Or glory sink so low?

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-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 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 comes

d1 H The Saviour promised long! -Let every heart prepare a throneAnd every voice a song.

2 On him the Spirit, largely poured,
Exerts its sacred fire;

Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
His holy breast inspire.

o 3 He comes-the prisoners to release, In Satan's bondage held;

o The gates of brass before him burstThe iron fetters yield!

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o 4 He comes-from thickest films of vice To clear the mental ray;

And on the eye-balls of the blind pour celestial day.

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e 5 He comes-the broken heart to bind-
The bleeding soul to cure;

And, with the treasures of his grace,
To enrich the humble poor.

e 6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

DODDRIDGE.

HYMN 14. L. M. Islington. [*]
Christ's Example.

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ND is the gospel peace and love? be; The serpent blended with the dove,Wisdom and meek simplicity.

2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife;
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life.
30 how benevolent and kind!
How mild-how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live.
4 To do his heavenly Father's will,
Was his employment and delight;
Humility and holy zeal
Shone through his life divinely bright
5 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labours of his life were love;
Then, if we bear the Saviour's name,
By his example let us move.
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