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Recitation:

THE THREE KINGS.
(Recitation for five scholars.)

First scholar:
Who are these that ride so fast? They are Eastern

monarchs three, Who have laid aside their crowns, and renounced their

high degree; The eyes they love, the hearts they prize, the well

known voices kind, Their people's tents, their native plains, they've left them all behind.

Second scholar: The very least of faith's dim rays beamed on them

from afar, And that same hour they rise from off their thrones

to track the star; They cared not for the cruel scorn of those who called

them mad; Messiah's star was shining and their royal hearts were glad.

Third scholar: But a speck was in the midnight sky, uncertain, dim

and far, And their hearts were pure, and heard a voice pro

claim Messiah's star; And in its golden twinkling they saw more than com

mon light, The Mother and the Child they saw in Bethlehem by night.

Fourth scholar: And they have knelt in Bethlehem! The everlasting

Child They saw upon His Mother's lap, earth's Monarch

meek and mild; His infant feet, with Mary's leave, they pressed wit!

loving kiss Oh, what were thrones! oh, what were crowns! to such a joy as this?

Fifth scholar: Ah, me! what broad day light of faith our thankless

souls receive, How much we know of Jesus, and how easy to be

lieve; 'Tis the noonday of His sunshine, of His sun that

setteth never; Faith gives us crowns, and makes us kings, and our kingdom is forever!

(F. W. Faber.) Hymn 86. "Silent Night! Holy Night!" Recitation:

THE VIRGIN'S HYMN.
Oh, sleep and rest; oh, sleep and rest,
Thou blessed Babe upon my breast,
For softly fades the evening light;
Soon it is night; soon it is night.
Sleep on, sleep on, thou Babe divine,
Held warm against this breast of mine;
So soft and small, so soft and small,
To be the very Lord of all.
Oh, little, little tender hands,
Must you be pierced and bound with bands?
Oh, little feet against my arm,
Must you go forth to suffer harm?
But sleep and rest; oh, sleep and rest,
Thou holy. Thing upon my breast;
The sword that pierces the heart of thine,
My little Babe, must pass through mine.

Sleep on; sleep on, tho'shadows fall,
Sleep on, thou King and Lord of all.
Oh, sleep! thy Mary shall not fear
While tho art near; w le thou art near.

(Katherine Pyle.) Hymn 241. “Hark! Hark! My Soul! Angelic Songs Are Swelling.”

Brief address. Distribution of gifts. Offerings.
Anthem.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
The Lord's Prayer. The Apostle's Creed.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of our fathers,

And greatly to be praised and glorified forever. Bless we the Father, and the Son, and the Holy

Ghost; We praise and magnify. Him forever. Blessed art Thou, Lord, in the firmament of heaven; And greatly to be praised, and glorified, and highly

exalted forever. The Almighty and merciful Lord, bless and preserve

us.
Amen.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night,

To keep us without sin.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us.
O Lord, let Thy mercy be upon us;

As our trust is in Thee.
Hear my prayer, O Lord.

And let my cry come unto Thee. The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit. Let us pray.

God, who hast made this most holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light; Grant, we beseech Thee, that we have known on earth the mysteries of that Light, we may also come to the fullness of its joys in heaven; through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

O God, from Whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto Thy servants that peace, which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey Thy command. ments, and also that by Thee, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the new birth of Thine Only-Begotten Son in the flesh

us free who are held in the old bondage under the yoke of sin; through the same, Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Bless we the Lord.
Thanks be to God,

The benediction.

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