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5. 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.

“ Hosanna to the Son of David ; Blessed is He That cometh in the Name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest."-S. Matt xxi. 9. 8 HOSANNA to the living Lord;

Hosanna to th' incarnate Word!
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,

Let all the earth Hosanna sing.
2. Thrice holy Lord! Thine angels cry;

Thrice holy Lord! Thy saints reply ;
In realms of rest, on earth, around,

The dead and living swell the sound. 3. O Saviour, with protecting care,

Abide in this Thy house of prayer,
Where we Thy promis'd presence claim,

Assembled in Thy holy Name!
4. But, chiefly in the contrite breast,

0 Jesu, bid Thy Spirit rest,
And make our inmost soul to be

A temple pure, and fit for Thee. 5. So, in the last and dreadful day,

When earth and heav'n shall melt away,
Thy flock, redeem'd from stain of sin,

An endless worship shall begin.
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.

S. LUKE, iv. 18, 19. 9 HARK, the glad sound, the Saviour comes !

The Saviour promis'd long;
Let ev'ry heart exult with joy,

And ev'ry voice be song!
2. He comes the pris'ners to release,

In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before Him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
-3. He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The contrite soul to cure;
And with the treasures of His

T'enrich the humble poor.
4. Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thine Advent shall proclaim;
And earth and heav'n shall join to sing

The glories of Thy Name.
-5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore,
Be glory; as it was,


And shall be evermore. Amen.


10 O WISDOM, Who o'er earth below

Forth from the mouth of God didst flow,
Draw nigh and help us when we call,
And strongly, sweetly order all:
'l he path of prudence teach, that we
May dwell eternally with Thee. Amen.

* For the days before Christmas, each day one, commencing 16th December.

And save,

2. RULER and Lord, draw nigh, draw nigh!

Who to Thy flock on Sinai
Didst give, of ancient times, Thy Law,
In cloud, and majesty, and awe.
Draw nigh, draw nigh, with us to dwell,

O God, Thine Israel. Amen.

ROD of Jesse's stem, arise,

And save us from our enemies;
And set us free from Satan's chains,
And from the pit with all its pains.
Draw nigh, draw nigh, with us to dwell,
In haste to save Thine Israel. Amen.

EY of the house of David, come!

Reopen Thou our heavenly home, Make safe the way that we must go, And close the paths that lead below. Draw nigh, draw nigh, with us to dwell, And save us, Lord, from sin and hell. Amen.

5. O MORNING Star, arise, draw nigh;

To give us comfort from on high; Drive Thou away the gloom of night, And pierce the clouds, and bring us light. Draw nigh, draw nigh, with us to dwell, In mercy save Thine Ísrael.


6. SHEPHERD and Prince of David's fold,

Whose goings forth have been of old, From days of God's eternity, Who wert, and art, and aye shalt beg,

Draw nigh, draw nigh, to judge the right,
And stand and feed Thine own with might. Amen.

THOU on Wbom the Gentiles wait,

Who midst the nations shalt be great,
Thy Church's chief and Corner-stone,-
Who in Thyself hast made all one;
O, come and save, for Thine own sake,
Mankind whom Thou of dust didst make! Amen.

8. DRAW nigh, draw nigh, Emmanuel,

And loose Thy captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God

appear. Rejoice ! rejoice! Emmanuel Comes now to thee, O Israel. Amen.

Christmas Tide,


“ When the fulness of the time was come, God sent fortha His Son, made of a woman."-Gal. iv. 4. 11 L LORD of all, Thy Glory veiling,

Infant Saviour of the earth,
Let pure hearts with love unfailing

Celebrate Thy wondrous Birth. 2. Loving Shepherd, night descending

Calls us soon to needful sleep,
But Thou still, Thy flock defending,

From the wolf wilt guard Thy sheep. 3. From the bosom of a mother,

Thou, like us, didst nurture find,

Be Thou then our elder Brother,

And Protector ever kind.
4. Hail the Day-Spring of salvation !

Virgin-born, to Thee be praise ;
Father, Thine be adoration;

Spirit, Thine through endless days! Amen.

S. LUKE, ii. 8-15. 12 WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks

by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,

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

Had seiz'd their troubled mind),
Glad tidings of great joy I bring

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

Is born of David's line
The Saviour, Who is Christ the Lord ;-

And this shall be the sign :
4. The heav'nly Babe you there shall find

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

And in a manger laid.
5. Thus spake the seraph, and forth with

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

Address'd their joyful song: 6. 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 !


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