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4. "Christ is born, the great Anointed;

Heaven and earth His praises sing! O receive whom God appointed,

For your Prophet, Priest, and King!

209. 8 & 7s. 2. Hear them tell the wondrous story,

Hear them chant in hymns of joy :Glory in the highest, glory!

Glory be to God most high! 3. “Peace on earth, good-will from heaven,

Reaching far as man is found; Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven!"

Loud our golden harps shall sound.

5. "IIaste ye mortals, to adore him;

Learn His name, and taste His joy; Till in heaven ye sing before Him,"Glory be to God most high!"

CAWOOD.

212. 88 & 7s. Double.

210. 8s, 78 & ts.
1. ANGELS, from the realms of glory,

Wing your flight o'er all the earth,
Ye who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth;

Come and worship:
Worship Christ the new-born King.
2. Shepherds, in the field abiding,

Watching o'er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the infant-light;

Come and worship,
Worship Christ the new-born King.
3. Sages, leave your contemplations,

Brighter visions beam afar;'
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star;

Come and worship,
Worship Christ the new-born King.
4. Saints, before the altar bending,

Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear;

Come and worship,
Worship Christ the new-born King.
5. Sinners, wrung with true repentance,

Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you—break your chains;

Come and worship,
Worship Christ the new-born King.

1. Mighty God! while angels bless Theo

May a mortal lisp Thy name?
Lord of men, as well as angels!

Thou art every creature's theme:
Lord of every land and nation!

Ancient of eternal days!
Sounded through the wide creation,

Be Thy just and lawful praise.
2. For the grandeur of Thy nature-

Grand beyond a seraph's thought;
For the wonders of creation,

Works with skill and kindness wrought;
For Thy providence, that governs

Through Thine empire's wide domain, Wings an angel, guides a sparrow;

Blessed be Thy gentle reign. 3. For Thy rich, Thy free redemption,

Bright, though veiled in darkness long;
Thought is poor, and poor expression,

Who can sing that wondrous song?
Brightness of the Father's glory!

Shall Thy praise unuttered lie?
Break, my tongue! such guilty silence,

Sing the Lord who came to die: 4. From the highest throne of go."

To the cross of deepest wo,
Came to ransom guilty captives!

Flow, my praised forever flow :
Re-ascend, immortal Saviour!

Leave Thy footstool, take Thy throne;
Thence return and reign for ever;
Be the kingdom all Thine own!

ROBINSON.

MONTGOMERY.

213. 88 & 7s.

1. PRAISE the Lord! ye heavens, adore Him;

Praise Him, angels in the height;
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him;

Praise Him, all ye stars of light!

211. 88 & 7s.

THRICE HOLY.
1. "LORD, Thy glory fills the heaven;

Earth is with its fullness stored;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, holy, holy Lord !"
Heaven is still with anthems ringing:

Earth takes up the angels' cry,
"Holy, holy, holy," singing,

“Lord of hosts, the Lord most High!" 2. Ever thus in God's high praises,

Brethren, let our tongues unite,
While our thoughts His greatness raises,

And our love His gists excite.
With His seraph train before Him,

With His holy church below,
Thus unite we to adore Him,

Bid we thus our anthem flow:
3. "Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven;

Earth is with its fullness stored;
Unto Thee be glory given,

Holy, holy, holy Lord !
Thus, Thy glorious name confessing,

We adopt the angels' cry, "Holy, holy, holy"_blessing Thee, the Lord our God most High!"

ANCIENT HYMNS.

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214. 88 & 7s. Peculiar. 1. Tae scene around me disappears,

And, borne to ancient regions, While time recals the flight of years,

I see angelic legions Descending in an orb of light, Amidst the dark and silent night,

I hear celestial voices.

3. Through David's city I am led;

Here all around are sleeping;
A light directs to yon poor shed,

Where lonely watch is keeping:
I enter;-ahl what glories shine!
Is this Immanuel's earthly shrine?

Messiah's infant temple ?

2. Tidings, glad tidings from above,

To every age and nation;
Tidings, glad tidings, -God is love;

To man He sends salvation;
His Son beloved, His only Son,
The work of mercy hath begun;

Give to His name the glory!

4. It is; it is ;--and I adoro

This Stranger meek and lowly,
As saints and seraphs bow beforo

The throne of God tlırice holy;
Faith through the rail of flesh can sco
The face of Thy divinity,
My Lord, my God, my Saviour!

MONTGOMERY.

MILTON. P. M.

J. ZUNDEL.

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215. P. M.

4. They saw a glorious light

Burst on their wondering sight; 1. No war nor battle's sound

Harping in solemn choir, in robes arrayed Was heard the world around;

The helmed cherubim
No hostile chiefs to furious combat ran;

And sworded seraphim
But peaceful was the night,

Are seen in glittering ranks, with wings dis-
In which the Prince of light

played. Ilis reign of peace upon the earth began.

5. Sounds of so sweet a tone 2. The shepherds on the lawn,

Before were never known,
Before the point of dawn,

But when of old the sons of morning sung, In social circle sat; while all around,

While God disposed in air,
The gentle, fleecy brood,

Each constellation fair,
Or cropped the flowery food,

And the well-balanced world on hinges hung. Or slept, or sported on the verdant ground,

6. “Hail, hail, auspicious morn! 3. When, lo! with ravished ears,

The Saviour Christ is born 1"
Each swain delighted hears,

Such was th’immortal seraph's song sublime; Sweet music, offspring of no mortal hand;

"Glory to God in heaven! Divinely-warbled voice,

To man sweet peace be given, Answering the stringed noise, [band. Sweet peace and friendship to the end of time." With blissful rapture charmed the listening i

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216. C. M.

2. In heaven the rapturous song began,

And sweet seraphic fire 2. Joy to the world—the Saviour reigns, Through all the shining legions ran, Let men their songs employ;

And strung and tuned the lyre. While fields and floods-rocks, hills and Repeat the sounding joy. (plains 3. Swift through the vast expanse it flew,

And loud the echo rolled; 3. No more let sin and sorrow grow,

The theme, the song, the joy, was new, Nor thorns infest the ground;

'T was more than heaven could hold He comes to make His blessings flow

4. Down through the portals of the sky Far as the curse is found.

Th' impetuous torrent ran;

And angels flew, with eager joy, 4. He rules the world with truth and grace,

To bear the news to man.
And makes the nations provo
The glories of His righteousness,

5. Hark! the cherubic armies shout, And wonders of His love.

And glory leads the song;
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6. Hail, Prince of life! forever hail, 1. MORTALS, awake, with angels join,

Redeemer, brother, friend! (fail, And chant the solemn lay;

Though earth, and time, and life should Joy, love, and gratitude, combino

Thy praise shall never end.
To hail th' auspicious day.

MEDLEY

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