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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."
Appear'd a shining throng
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.
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:
And banishes their fears...
“ 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;"... .
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;
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 ;
Our highest praise were poor.
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.
Exerts his sacred fire;
His holy breast inspire.
In Satan's bondage held : · The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron fetters yield.
To clear the mental ray;
To pour celestial day.
The bleeding soul to cure;
T'enrich the humble poor.
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 monarchs.do. 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."
The heav'nly armies throng ;
And thus conclude the sorg
« Let peace surround the earth: * Mortals shall know their Maker's loves's
« At their Redeemer's birth.”
And men no tunes to raise? .,
When they forget to praise. . 8. Glory to God that reigns above,
That pitiéd us forlorn ;
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
Who hath purchas'd our pardon,
When we pass over Jordan.
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.
Hymn 28, P. M. 1. ALI. glory to God in the sky,
And peace upon earth be restor'd,