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“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,
Thy suppliants' prayers in pity hear. 2. Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
Should doom to death an universe,
To save and heal a ruined race.
Thou cam’st the Bridegroom of the Bride,
The Victim Thou, the spotless One. 4. At Thy dread Name, majestic now,
All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
To judge and doom the quick and dead,
From all the treacherous shafts of hell. 6. To Him Who comes the world to free,
To God the Son, all glory be;
“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;
We greet with hymns of praise. 2. Nor doth the everlasting Son
Abhor the Virgin's womb :
He bears a servant's doom.
Sion, behold thy King!
The peace He deigns to bring. 4. As Judge He quickly shall appear,
On clouds with lightning riven,
In triumph bear to heaven.
Before the approaching morn;
Christ's image there be born.
TO Father ever blest,
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;