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Advent.

“Now it is high time to awake out of sleep, for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."'-kom. xiii. 11. 1 CREATOR of the starry height,

Believing hearts' unending Light,
Jesu, Redeemer, bow Thine ear,

Thy suppliants' prayers in pity hear. 2. Thou, grieving that the ancient curse

Should doom to death an universe,
Hast found the medicine, full of grace,

To save and heal a ruined race.
3. As drew the world to evening-tide,

Thou cam’st the Bridegroom of the Bride,
Thou cam'st a lowly Virgin's Son,

The Victim Thou, the spotless One. 4. At Thy dread Name, majestic now,

All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
And things celestial Thee shall

own,
And things terrestrial, Lord alone.
5. O Thou, Whose coming is with dread,

To judge and doom the quick and dead,
Preserve us, while in time we dwell,

From all the treacherous shafts of hell. 6. To Him Who comes the world to free,

To God the Son, all glory be;
To God the Father, as is meet,
To God the Blessed Paraclete. Amen.

2 THE

“O! that Thou wouldest rend the heavens; that Thou wouldest come down." -Isa. Ixiv. 1.

“ Drop down ye heavens froin above, and let the skies pour down righteousness.”—Isa. xlv. 8.

'HE Advent of our God is nigh ;

Our longing prayer we raise;
The glorious Gift from heaven on high

We greet with hymns of praise. 2. Nor doth the everlasting Son

Abhor the Virgin's womb :
That we from bondage may be won,

He bears a servant's doom.
3. Gentle and meek He comes; arise,

Sion, behold thy King!
And haste to meet Him, nor despise

The peace He deigns to bring. 4. As Judge He quickly shall appear,

On clouds with lightning riven,
And all His Saints, His members here,

In triumph bear to heaven.
5. Let sins, the brood of night, depart

Before the approaching morn;
Changed the old Adam of the heart,

Christ's image there be born.
6 All praise, while endless ages run,

TO Father ever blest,
To Spirit, and eternal Son

In flesh made manifest! Amen.

" For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in bis body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad." --2 Cor. v. 10.

a Rebukes the hidden things of night;

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