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5. Both theirs and ours Thou art,

As we and they are Thine;
Kings, prophets, patriarchs, all have part

Along the sacred line.
6. To Him Who so much bore,

To gain for sinners grace
With Father, Spirit, evermore,

Praise from the ransom'd race. Amen.

"For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday, seeing that is past as a watch in the night."-Ps. xc. 4. 26 O GOD, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home!
2. Beneath the shadow of Thy throne

Still may we dwell secure :
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defence is sure.
3. Before the mountains rose on high,

Or earth received its frame,
Thou art from all eternity,
To endless

years

the same. 4. A thousand ages in Thy sight,

Are like an ev'ning gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night,

Before the rising sun.
-5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

Bears all its sons away ;
They pass forgotten, as a dream

Flies at the op'ning day.

6. O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,
Be Thon our guard while life shall last,

And our eternal home! Amen.

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The Epipbany. " And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, That shall rule My people Israel "-S. Matt, ii 6. 27 BETHLEHEM ! of noblest cities

None can now with thee compare ;
First in Thee the Lord from heaven.

Did our fleshly nature wear.
2. Fairer than the sun at morning

Was the star that told His birth;
To the lands their God announcing,

Hidbeneath a form of earth.
3. By its beaming lustre guided,

Sages from the East appear;
Prostrate now their gifts they offer,

Incense, gold, and myrrh they bear.
4. Offerings these of mystic meaning !

Incense doth the God disclose;
Gold a Royal Child proclaimeth ;

Myrrh a future tomb foreshows.
5. Holy Jesu, in Thy brightness

To the Gentile world display'd;
With the Father and the Spirit,

Endless praise to Thee be paid! Amen. “Now we see through a glass darkly, but then face te, face."-1 Cor. xiii 12. 28 O THOU, Who by a star didst guide

The wise men on their way,.

Until it came and stood beside

The place where Jesus lay!
2. Though by a star Thou dost not lead

Thy servants now below;
Yet Thy good Spirit, when they need,

Will guide them as they go. 3. Though now we know Thee but in part,

'Tis written in Thy word,
That blessed are the pure in heart,

For they shall see the Lord.
4. O Saviour give, as then, Thy grace

To seek Thee, pure in heart;
That we may see Thee face to face

Hereafter, as Thou art !
5. O Holy Blessed Three in One,

To us Thy light be given,
That we the paths of death may shun,

And keep the way to heaven. Amen.

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“I am the Light of the world."-S. John, viii. 12:
IGHT of the anxious heart,

Jesu, Thy suppliants cheer;
Bid Thou the gloom of guilt depart

And shed Thy brightness here.
Happy the man whose breast

Is fit abode for Thee,
Sweet Light that with the pure wilt rest,

For they their God shall see.
Brightness of God above,
Light of the world below,
Within our hearts implant Thy love,

That we that Light may know.

3.

4.

To lowly minds reveald

Our Saviour we adore ; ;
Like tribute to the Father yield,

And Spirit evermore! Amen.

“ And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them."-S. Luke, ii. 51. 30 IN stature grows the heav’nly Child

With death before His eyes;
A Lamb un blemish'd, undefild,

Prepar'd for sacrifice.
2. The Son of God His glory hides

With parents mean and poor;
And He, Who made the heav'ns, abides

In dwelling-place obscure.
3. Those mighty hands that rule the sky

No earthly toil refuse,
And He, Who set the stars on high,
A humble trade pursues.

S. Mark,

vi. 3. 4. He Whom the choirs of angels praise,

At Whose command they fly,
His earthly parents now obeys,

And lays His glory by.
3. O Blessed Jesu! Who Thyself

To loving hearts hast shown,
Thee with the Father evermore,
And Holy Ghost, we own.

Amen.

« Thy Name is as ointment poured forth."-Cant. i. 3. 31 THY sweet remembrance, Lord, imparts

Serenest joy to faithful hearts :
But far above all sweetest things,
The sweetness that Thy presence brings.

2. What song so tuneful to the ear,

What earthly sound so sweet to hear,
What thought can such delight supply,

As Jesus, Son of God Most High ? 3. Jesu, the contrite spirit's Stay,

And Refuge in the evil day.;
To those that seek Thee ever kind,

But 0, what joy to those that find i 4. No tongue can speak, no thought conceive,

Nor they who have not known believe;
The heart that feels alone can tell

What 'tis in Jesus' love to dwell.
5. Then, Jesu, while on earth we tread,

Thy love within our bosoms shed;
And be, dear Lord, when time is o'er,
Our Crown of glory evermore. Amen.

“ A Name which is above every name."-Phil. ii. 9. 32 0 Jesu, King most wonderful,

Thou Conqueror renown'd,
Thou Sweetness most ineffable,

In Whom all joys are found !
2. When once Thou visitest the heart,

Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,

Then kindles love divine. 3. O Jesu, Light of all below,

Thou Fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,

And all we can desire.
4. May all confess Thy glorious Name,

Thy wondrous love adore ;

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