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o 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. Doddridge.
HYMN 6. C. M. Colchester. [*]
And there, with his descending Lord,
e 3 But oh! by sin how quickly chang'd!
His heart, from God and truth estrang'd,
-4 Now from his Maker's voice he flies,
And thinks to hide amidst the trees,
5 Compell'd to answer to his name,-
He cast on God himself the blame,
o 6 But grace, unask'd, his heart subdu’d,
By faith the promis'd Seed he view'd,
HYMN 7. H. M. Allerton. [*]
Types of the Messiah. Heb. iv, 2.
SRAEL, in ancient days,
Not only had a view
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,-
3 The lamb, the dove, set forth
For he who can for sin atone,
Was to be seen no more:
In him our Surety seem'd to say,
e Describ'd a guilty soul enlarg'd,
Throughout the sacred page,
-O grant that I may faithful be
HYMN 8. 7's. Redeeming Love. [*]
Birth of the Saviour.
ARK! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the new-born King! 'Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 'God and sinners reconcil'd!' 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,
o 5 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
WHILE 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,
0 Glad tidings of great joy I bring, 'To you and all mankind.
b 3 'To you, in David's town, this day,
'The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
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
Of angels, praising God, who thus
8 6 'All glory be to God on high,
'Good will henceforth from heaven to men,
lift up your eyes,
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,
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,
Go, shepherds, kiss the Son.'
-5 Thus Gabriel sang-and straight around, The heavenly armies throng:
They tune their harps to lofty sound,
8 6 Glory to God who reigns above,
HYMN 11. 8, 6 & 5. Christmas. [*]
01 LIFT up your heads in joyful hope,
Salute the happy morn:
s Lo, Jesus the Saviour is born!
The Saviour's reveal'd
And proves that the record is true.
For heaven and earth are at peace.
Messiah is come
To ransom his own-
o 5 Then let us join the heavens above,
For their Lord is ours
Our Prophet, our Priest, and our King. Madan's Col
SIGHT of anguish! view it near,-
-The brutes yield refuge to his wo-
o 2 Why do no rapid thunders roll? Why do not tempests rock the pole? O miracle of grace!
o Or why no angels on the wing,
e 3 Tho' now an INFANT bath'd in tears,
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;
e 5 Redemption! 'tis a boundless theme; Thou boundless Mind, our hearts inflameWith 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. [*]
HARK,the glad sound!—the Saviour
-Let ev'ry heart prepare a throne-