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3 Let joy around like rivers flow,
Flow on, and still increase;
At Jesu's birth, For heaven and earth are at peace. 4 Now the good will of heaven is shown,
To Adam's helpless race:
To ransom his own,
Where hymning seraphs sing,
For their Lord is ours,
375. When they saw the Star they rejoiced.
Matt. ii. 10. (P.M.)
Hail the long expected star,
Guides bewilder'd nature right,
Wars or pestilence below,-
Ush’ring in the Prince of peace. 3 Mid he shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death,
4 Nations all, far off and near, Haste to see your
God appear ;
prepare, Meet Him manifested there.
5 There behold the Day-spring rise,
Shining to the perfect day.
A Christmas Hymn. (P. M.)
1 TOW let our souls attend,
The heavenly voice to hear;
God's love record,
Is Christ the Lord !
Glad tidings these,
3 Loud shall our praise arise,
For Jesu's matchless love ;
Our souls to save,
His life he gave.
Shine, and o'erspread the earth;
Blest with the rays,
377. Christ the long-expected Deliverer. Luke ii. a
Born to set thy people free;
Joy of every longing heart. 2 Born thy people to deliver,
Born a child, and yet a king ;
By thine own eternal Spirit,
78. The Transfiguration of Christ. Matt. xvii. 4.
(L.M.) WHEN at this distance, Lord, we trace
, What transport pours o'er all our breast, And charms our cares and woes to rest ! With thee, in the obscurest cell, On some bleak mountain would I dwell ; Rather than pompous courts behold, And share their grandeur and their gold. Away, ye dreams of mortal joy! Raptures divine my thoughts employ ; I see the King of glory shine, And feel his love, and call him mine. On Tabor thus his servants view'd His lustre; when transform'd be stood; And bidding earthly scenes farewell, Cry'd, “ Lord, 'tis pleasant here to dwell." Yet still our elevated eyes, To nobler visions long to rise; That grand assembly would we join, Where all thy saints around thee shine. That mount how bright! those forms how fair Tis good to dwell for ever there : Come, death, dear envoy of my God, And bear me to that blest abode.
379. Miracles in the Life, Death, and Resurrect
of Christ. (L.M.) 1 BEHOLD, the blind their sight receive!
, The dumb speak wonders, and the lame
Leap like the hart, and bless his name. 2 Thus doth th' eternal Spirit own,
And seal the mission of the Son ;
While he hangs bleeding on the cross.
He rises, and appears a God :
No more to bleed, no more to die! 4 Hence and for ever from my heart,
I bid my doubts and fears depart;
KINGDOM OF CHRIST, &c.
380. The Messiah's Coming and Kingdom. (C. N
Let earth receive her King ;
And heav'n and nature sing.
Let men their songs employ;
Repeat the sounding joy.