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CHRISTMAS DAY, &c. “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” Isa. ix. 6. 13 HARK! the herald Angels sing,

“Glory to the new-born King,
6. 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."
2 Christ, by highest heav'n ador'd !

Christ, the everlasting Lord !
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a Virgin's womb !
Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail th' incarnate Deity!
Pleas'd as Man with men to dwell,

Jesus, our Emmanuel.
3. 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 Ilis glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth! Amen.

“ Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing wbich is come to pass."--S. Luke, ii. 15.

14 ( COME all ye faithful,

Joyfully triumphant,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem ;

Come and behold Him

Born the King of angels; O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord ! 2. God of God,

Light of Light,
Lo, He abors not the Virgin's womb;

Very God,

Begotten, not created : O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord ! 3. 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, Christ the Lord ! 4. 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, Christ the Lord !

Amen

“ He made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.' - Philip. ii. 7. 15 FROM far sunrise at early morn

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

All praise to Christ, our King !
2. He comes, the world's blest Maker see

In servile guise array'd,
By flesh our sin-bound flesh to free,

And save the souls He made.

3. Abhorring not the hay-strewn shed,

In manger, lo! He lies;
An Infant at the breast is fed,

Who stills creation's cries.
4. The heav'nly hosts His Birthday keep,

The angels round Him sing,
The shepherds view with wonder deep

Earth’s Shepherd, Lord, and King. 5. Jesu, the everlasting Son,

Tó Thee all glory be;
With Father, Spirit, Three in One,

Through all eternity. Amen.

"n sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvellous things "-Ps xcviii. 1. 16 HIGH let us swell our tuneful notes,

And join th' angelic throng;
For angels no such love have known

To wake a joyful song.
2. Good-will to sinful man is shown,

And peace on earth is giv'n;
For, lo ! th' incarnate Saviour comes

With light and life from heav'n.
3. Justice and grace, with sweet acsord,

His rising beams adorn;
Let heav'n and earth in concert sing,

" To us a Child is born !"
Glory to God” in highest strains,

In highest worlds be paid ;
His glory by our lips proclaim'd,

And in our lives display'd! Ainen.

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“When He bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, He saith, And let all the angels of God worship Him.". Heb. i 6. 17: 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,
Round you shines the heavenly light:

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

Watching long in hope and fear :
Suddenly the Lord descending,
In His Temple shall appear :

Comé and worship,
Worship Chris“, the new-born King! Amen.

“He came unto His own, and His own received Him not." -S. John, i. 11. 18 O SAVIOUR, Whom this holy morn

Gave to our world below;
To mortal want and labour born,

And more than mortal woe!
2. Incarnate Word, by every grief,

By each temptation tried;
Who lived to yield our woes relief,

And to redeem us died !

3. If gaily clothed and richly fed,

In dangerous wealth we dwell,
Remind us of Thy manger-bed,

And lowly cottage cell.
4. If, pressed by poverty severe,

In anxious want we pine,
O may Thy Spirit whisper near,

How poor a lot was Thine ! 5. Throughout this changeful earthly scene,

From sin preserve us free;
With us Thou hast a Mourner been,

May we rejoice with Thee ! 6. All glory to the Three in One,

The God of joy and peace,
Who comforts those that trust in Him,

And bids their sorrows cease. Amen.

Acts vi. 5.

S. Stephen's Day. Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost.”19 JESU, Lord, Thy praise we sing

Thou, the martyrs’ Crown and King,
Who dost raise above the skies
All who earth and sin despise ;
Hear us now, and, as we tell
How Thy martyr Stephen fell,
Grant the prayer Thy servants pray,

Wash our stain of guilt away !
2. 'Twas Thy Spirit from above

Fill’d his heart with strength and love;
First to own his Lord in death,
First to gain the crown of faith ;

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