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5. Both theirs and ours Thou art,
As we and they are Thine;
Along the sacred line.
To gain for sinners grace
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,
And our eternal home!
Still may we dwell secure :
And our defence is sure.
Or earth received its frame,
the same. 4. A thousand ages in Thy sight,
Are like an ev'ning gone;
Before the rising sun.
Bears all its sons away ;
Flies at the op'ning day.
6. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
And our eternal home! Amen.
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 ;
Did our fleshly nature wear.
Was the star that told His birth;
Hidbeneath a form of earth.
Sages from the East appear;
Incense, gold, and myrrh they bear.
Incense doth the God disclose;
Myrrh a future tomb foreshows.
To the Gentile world display'd;
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!
Thy servants now below;
Will guide them as they go. 3. Though now we know Thee but in part,
'Tis written in Thy word,
For they shall see the Lord.
To seek Thee, pure in heart;
Hereafter, as Thou art !
To us Thy light be given,
And keep the way to heaven. Amen.
“I am the Light of the world."-S. John, viii. 12:
Jesu, Thy suppliants cheer;
And shed Thy brightness here.
Is fit abode for Thee,
For they their God shall see.
That we that Light may know.
To lowly minds reveald
Our Saviour we adore ; ;
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;
Prepar'd for sacrifice.
With parents mean and poor;
In dwelling-place obscure.
No earthly toil refuse,
vi. 3. 4. He Whom the choirs of angels praise,
At Whose command they fly,
And lays His glory by.
To loving hearts hast shown,
« Thy Name is as ointment poured forth."-Cant. i. 3. 31 THY sweet remembrance, Lord, imparts
Serenest joy to faithful hearts :
2. What song so tuneful to the ear,
What earthly sound so sweet to hear,
As Jesus, Son of God Most High ? 3. Jesu, the contrite spirit's Stay,
And Refuge in the evil day.;
But 0, what joy to those that find i 4. No tongue can speak, no thought conceive,
Nor they who have not known believe;
What 'tis in Jesus' love to dwell.
Thy love within our bosoms shed;
“ A Name which is above every name."-Phil. ii. 9. 32 0 Jesu, King most wonderful,
Thou Conqueror renown'd,
In Whom all joys are found !
Then truth begins to shine,
Then kindles love divine. 3. O Jesu, Light of all below,
Thou Fount of life and fire,
And all we can desire.
Thy wondrous love adore ;