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God of GOD,

Light of Light,
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin's Womb;

Very God,
Begotten, not created :
O come, let us adore Him,

come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, CHRIST the LORD.

Sing, choirs of Angels,

Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heav'n above,

Glory to GOD
In the Highest :
O come, let us adore Him,

come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, CHRIST the LORD.

Yea, LORD, we greet Thee,

Born this happy morning :
JESU, to Thee be glory given,

Word of the FATHER
Late in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, CHRIST the LORD.

“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." 19. JESU, Redeemer of the world!

Who in the earliest dawn of Light
Wast from eternal

ages born,
Immense in glory as in might.
Immortal Hope of all mankind !

In Whom the FATHER's face we see,
Hear Thou the prayers Thy people pour

This day throughout the world to Thee.
Remember, O Creator LORD!

That in the Virgin's sacred womb
Thou wast conceiv'd, and of her flesh

Didst our mortality assume.

This ever-blest recurring day,

Its witness bears that all alone
From Thy Own FATHER's bosom forth

To save the world Thou camest down.
O Day! to which the seas and sky

And earth and Heav'n, glad welcome sing,
O Day! which heal'd our misery,

And brought on earth salvation's King.
We too, O LORD, who have been cleansed

In Thy Own fount of Blood divine,
Offer the tribute of sweet song

On this blest natal day of Thine.
O JESU, born of Virgin bright,

Immortal glory be to Thee,
Praise to the FATHER infinite,

And Holy Ghost eternally.

“He took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of man."

20. FROM far sunrise at early morn

To earth's remotest ring,
Of Mary Virgin-Mother born

We carol CHRIST our King.
He comes the world's blest Maker He

In servile guise arrayed,
By Flesh our sin-bound flesh to free

And save the souls He made.
Abhorring not the hay-strewn shed,

In manger, lo, He lies ;
With little drops of milk is fed,

Who stills creation's cries.
The Heavenly hosts His Birthday keep,

The Angels round Him sing,
The Shepherds view with wonder deep

Earth's Shepherd, LORD, and King.

JESU, the Virgin-Mother's Son,

To Thee all glory be,
With FATHER, SPIRIT, Three in One,

Through all eternity.

“God sent forth His Son, made of a woman,

Let all the Angels of God worship Him." 21. CEASE, weary mortals, cease to sigh,

For God hath heard you from on high;
E'en now He sendeth from above
The Prince of Peace, the LORD of Love.
The silence of the night profound
Is broken by a heavenly sound;
The Angel host to mortal ear
Announcing that the LORD is near.
So while the Shepherds' feet are led
Within the SAVIOUR's lowly shed
We too will contemplate the sight,
The wonder that is brought to light.
Thither in fancy we repair :
We enter in : what see we there?
A stall

, a manger rudely piled,
A Mother, and an Infant Child.
Can this be He, the LORD of Grace,
The Brightness of His FATHER's Face ?
Can this be He, Who rules the land,
And holds the ocean in His Hand ?
It is : Faith penetrates the clouds,
The darkness that His glory shrouds :
It is indeed the Mighty LORD,
By Angels worshipp'd and ador'd.
E'en here the Teacher we discern:
E'en now the lesson we may learn :
With Him, from worldly pride be pure;
Meekly with Him, thy woes endure.

O holy Babe, Thy love inspire;
Repress in us each vain desire;
And thus Thy saving grace impart
To each believer's new-born heart.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men." 22. HARK! the herald Angels sing

Glory to the new-born King!
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,

God and sinners reconcil'd!
Joyful all

ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies ;
With th' Angelic host proclaim,

CHRIST is born in Bethlehem !
CHRIST, by highest Heav'n ador'd,

CHRIST the everlasting LORD,
Late in time behold Him come,

Offspring of a Virgin's womb!
Veild in flesh the Godhead see,

Hail, Incarnate Deity;
Pleas'd as man with man t appear,

JESUS our Immanuel here.
Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!

Hail the Sun of Righteousness !
Light and life to all He brings,

Ris'n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,

Born that men no more may
Born to raise the sons of earth,

Born to give them second birth!


“Unto you is born this day a SAVIOUR, which is CHRIST the LORD.”

23. WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by

All seated on the ground,
The angel of the LORD came down,

And glory shone around.
“ Fear not,” said he, (for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled mind ;)
“ Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind.
“To you in David's town this day

Is born, of David's line,

And this shall be the sign :
“The heavenly Babe you there shall find

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

And in a manger laid.”
Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith

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

Address'd their joyful song:
“ 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.".

9. Stephen's Day.

" And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying LORD Jesus, receive my spirit.” 24. Of Thy true soldiers, mighty LORD,

The portion, crown, and great reward,
Now as we hymn Thy martyr's fame,
Unloose our bond of sin and blame.

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