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2 The paschal sacrifice,
3 The lamb, the dove, set forth
His perfect innocence,
Was to be seen no more :
Throughout the sacred page,
HYMN 8. 7s. Redeeming Love. [*]
'HA ARK! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the new-born King! "Peace on earth, and mercy mild, "God and sinners reconciled!"
2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
4 Veiled in flesh-the Godhead see, Hail th' incarnate Deity;
Pleased as man with men to appear,
5 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
The angel of the Lord came down,
RIPPON S COL.
HYMN 9. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]
WHILE shepherds watched their flocks by
All on ground,
e 2 "Fear not," said he, for mighty dread
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
6" All glory be to God on high, "And to the earth be peace;
"Good will henceforth from heaven to men, "Begin, and never cease."
PATRICK or TATE.
HYMN 10. C. M. Devizes. [*]
o 1 "
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.
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;
P "With tears of joy in all your eyes,
-5 Thus Gabriel sang-and straight around,
6" Glory to God who reigns above,
HYMN 11. 8, 6 & 5.
LIFT up your heads in joyful hope,
Salute morn :
2 All glory be to God on high,
3 Let joy around like rivers flow;
For heaven and earth are at peace.
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,
For their Lord is ours
Our Prophet, our Priest, and our King. MADAN'S COL
HYMN 12. C. P. M. Pilgrim. [b]
view it near,
What weeping innocence is here
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,
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?
-This wonder angels scarce declare ;
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.
Christ's Ministry. Luke iv. 18, 19.
d1 H The Saviour promised long! -Let every heart prepare a throneAnd every voice a song.
2 On him the Spirit, largely poured,
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
o 3 He comes-the prisoners to release, In Satan's bondage held;
o The gates of brass before him burstThe iron fetters yield!
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.
e 5 He comes-the broken heart to bind-
And, with the treasures of his grace,
e 6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
HYMN 14. L. M. Islington. [*]
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,