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Alfreton. Dunstan.
The Gospel originating in Sovereign Mercy.
1 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. 70

Canterbury. Barby Salvation by Grace. р 1 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;
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.
6 Raised from the dead, we live anew :

And justified by grace,
We shall appear

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And see our Father's face.

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Uxbridge. 1 1 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.
5 He dies—and in that dreadful night,

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

And took possession of the joy.
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Silver Street. Pentonville. 1 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.
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Lanesboro'. Princeton The divine Character exhibited in the Gospel. 1 FATHER, how wide thy glory shines !

How high thy wonders rise!

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Known thro' 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.

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Park Street
Nativity of the Saviour.
1 WAKE, O my soul, and hail the morn,

For untó 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!
Sweet song—whose melting sounds impart

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. 75

1 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 yo nations, rise,

Join the triumph of the skies;
With th' angelic host proclaim,

“ Christ is born in Bethlehem."
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 Veiled 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.
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Greenville. pll 1 HARK!-what mean those holy voices,

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

Heavenly hallelujahs rise.
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! р 3 Peace on earth-good-will from heaven,

Reaching far as man is found.” ç

“ Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven”

Loud our golden harps shall sound.
4 Christ is born, the great Anointed ;

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

For your Prophet, Priest, and King.
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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!
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Southfield. Penton villo. ll 1 BEHOLD! the grace appears,

The blessing promised long ;
Angels announce the Saviour near,

In this triumphant song:

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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 host 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 !" 78

Devizes. Conway. FII 1 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 Good-will to sinful men is shown,

And peace on earth is given;
For lo ! th' incarnate Saviour comes

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

His rising beams adorn;
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. 79

S. M.
1 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 !
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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