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. Glad tidings of great joy I bring

“ To you, and all mankind. 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 heav'nly babe you there shall find,

“ To human view display'd, “ All meanly wrapp'd in swathing bands,

“ And in a manger laid."
5. Thus spake the Seraph, and forthwith

Appear'd a shining throng
Of Angels, praising God, and thus

Addressd their joyful song: 6." All glory be to God on high,

“ And to the earth be peace: “Good-will henceforth, from heav'n to men

“. Begin, and never cease.'! '

Hymn 23. s. M.
The nativity of Christ. Luke i. 30, &c.

Luke ü. 10, &c. 11 D'EHOLD the grace appearsy

D The promise is fulfillid; Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears,

And Jesus is the child.. .. 2. To bring the glorious news,

A heavenly form appears:
He tells the shepherds of their joys,

And banishes their fears...
3.“ Go humble swains," said he :

“ To David's city fly: “ The promis'd infant born to-day,

“Doth in a manger lyer! 4.“ With looks and hearts serene, “ Go visit Christ your King;"... .

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And straight a flaming troop was seen'; '

The shepherds heard them sing. . 5. “Glory to God on high!

« And heav'nly peace on earth, “Good-will to men, to Angels joy, - “At the Redeemer's birth.” 6. In worship so divine,

Let saints employ their tongues, With the celestial hosts we join,

And loud repeat their songs. 7.“ Glory to God on high!

“ And heav'nly peace on earth, “Good-will to men, to Angels joy,

“ At our Redeemer's birth."

Hymn 24. C.M.

The Incarnation, John i. 14. .? 1. A WAKE, awake the sacred song

To our incarnate Lord; Let ev'ry heart and ev'ry tongue

Adore th'eternal Word. 2. That awful Word, that sovereign Pow's

By whom the worlds were made; (O happy morn! illustrious hour!)

Was once in flesh array’d! 3. Then shone almighty power and love

In all their glorious forms; When Jesus left his throne above

Todwell with sinful worms.. 4. To dwell with misery below,

The Saviour left the skies;
And, sunk to wretchedness and woen.

That worthless Man might rise... 5. Adoring Angels tun'd their songs

To hail the joyful day;

With rapture then, let mortal tongues

Their grateful wors! ip pay... 6. What glory, Lord, to thee is due!.

With wonder we adore ;
But could we sing as Angels do,

Our highest praise were poor.

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Hymn 25. C. M. The Redeemer's message. Luke iv. 18, 19. 1. L ARK, the glad sound, the Saviour comes

11 The Saviour promis'd long! Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.
2. On him the Spirit, largely pour'd,

Exerts his sacred fire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,

His holy breast inspire.
2. He comes the prisoners to release,

In Satan's bondage held : · The gates of brass before him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
4. He comes, from thickest films of vice;

To clear the mental ray;
And on the eyes opprest with night,

To pour celestial day.
5. He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure;
And with the treasures of his grace,

T'enrich the humble poor.
6. Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peacey,

Thy welcome shall proclaim;. And heaven's eternal arches ring

With thy beloved name,

Hymn 26. C. M. 1.“ (HEPHERDS, rejoice, lift up your eyes,

N 6 And send your fears away; * News from the regions of the skies,

“ Salvaticn's born tc-day. 2.“ Jesus, the God whom angels fear, .

Comes down to dwell with you; “ To-day he makes his entrance here,

“ But not as 3. “ No gold, nor purple swadling bands,

“No royal shining things; “ A manger for his cradle stands, .

" And holds the King of kings... 4.« Go, shepherds, where the infant lies,

« And see his humble throne; « With tears of joy in all your eyes, .

“. Goy shepherds, kiss the. Son."
5. Thus Gabriel sang, and straight around

The heav'nly armies throng ;
They tune their harps to lofty sound,

And thus conclude the sorg
6. “ Glory to God that reigns above,

« Let peace surround the earth: * Mortals shall know their Maker's loves's

« At their Redeemer's birth.”
7. Lord! and shall angels have their songs,,

And men no tunes to raise? .,
O may we lose these useless tongues.

When they forget to praise. . 8. Glory to God that reigns above,

That pitiéd us forlorn ;
We join to sing our Maker's love;

For there's a Saviour born....'.

FROM realymn 27. p

1. L'ROM regions of love, lo! an angel descended,

T And told the strange news how the babe

was attended: * Go, shepherds, and visit this wonderful stranger, " See yonder bright star—There's your Lord in a

Hallelujah to the Lamb

Who hath purchas'd our pardon,
We will praise him again

When we pass over Jordan.
2. Glad tidings I bring unto you and each nation,
Glad tidings of joy, now behold your salvations
Then suddenly multitudes raise their glad voices,
And shout the Redeemer, while heaven rejoices.

Hallelujah, &c. 3. Now glory to God in the highest is given, Now glory to God, is re-echo'd through heaven: Around the whole earth, let us tell the glad story, And sing of his love, his salvation and glory.

Hallelujah, &c. 4. Enraptur'd I burn with delight and desire, Such love, so divine, sets my soul all on fire: Around the bright throne hosannas are ringing; 0! when shall I join them, and ever be singing

Hallelujah, &c. 5, Triumphantly ride in thy chariot victorious, And conquer with love, O Jesu, all-glorious: Thy banners unfurl, let the nations surrender, And own thee their Saviour, their God and defender.

Hallelujah, &c.

Hymn 28, P. M. 1. ALI. glory to God in the sky,

And peace upon earth be restor'd,

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