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But one alone the Saviour speaks,i WHEN Jordan hushed his waters still, It is the Star of Bethlehem.

And silence slept on Zion's hill; '13 Once on the raging seas I rode; When Bethlehem's shepherds through The storm was loud, the night was the night

dark, Watched o'er their flocks by starry The ocean yawned, and rudely blowed light:

The wind that tossed my foundering 2 Hark! from the midnight hills around, bark.

A voice of more than mortal sound 4 Deep horror then my vitals froze; . In distant hallelujahs stole,

Death-struck, I ceased the tide to Wild murmuring o'er the raptured soul.

stem; 3 On wheels of light, on wings of flame, When suddenly a star arose,

The glorious hosts of Zion came; It was the Star of Bethlehem. High heaven with songs of triumph 5 It was my guide, my light, my all ; rung,

It bade my dark forebodings cease; While thus they struck their harps, and And through the storm, and danger's sung:

thrall, 4. “O Zion, lift thy raptured eye! It led me to the port of peace.

The long-expected hour is nigh; 16 Now safely moored, my perils o'er,
Renewed, creation smiles again,

I'll sing, first in night's diadem,
The Prince of Salum comes to reign. | For ever and for evermore,
5 “He comes to cheer the trembling heart, The Star--the Star of Bethlehem !
Bid Satan and his host depart;

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Again the Daystar gilds the gloom,
Again the bowers of Eden bloom.”

1 WAKE, O my soul, and hail the morn,

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See, how the angels wing their way 1 When marshalled on the nightly plain, To usher in the glorious day!

The glittering host bestud the sky, 2 Come, join the angels in the sky:
One star alone of all the train,

"Glory to God, who reigns on high ; Can fix the sinner's wandering eye. I Let peace and love on earth abound, 2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks While time revolves and years roll

From every host, from every gem; L round !”

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117 • 1 Hark! the herald angels sing, 1 Come, Desire of nations, come, Glory to the new-born King !

Fix in us Thy humble home! Peace on earth, and mercy mild,

Rise, the Woman's conquering Seed, God and sinners reconciled !

Bruise in us the Serpent's head ! Joyful, all ye nations, rise,

Now display Thy saving power ; Join the triumph of the skies;

Ruined nature now restore; Universal nature say,

Now in mystic union join Christ the Lord is born to-day!

Thine to ours, and ours to Thine ! 2 Christ, by highest Heaven adored; 12 Adam's likeness, Lord, efface; Christ the everlasting Lord ;

Stamp Thine image in its place ; Late in time behold Him come,

Second Adam from above, Offspring of a Virgin's womb;

Reinstate us in Thy love! Veiled in flesh the Godhead see ; Let us Thee, though lost, regain, Hail the incarnate Deity,

Thee, the Life, the Heavenly Man: Pleased as man with men to appear, Oh, to all Thyself impart, Jesus, our Immanuel, here!

Formed in each believing heart! 3 Hail! the heavenborn Prince of Peace! Hail! the Sun of Righteousness !

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PRAISE the name of God most high; Risen with healing in His wings; Praise Him, all below the sky; Mild He lays His glory by,

Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Born that man no more may die,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! Born to raise the sons of earth,

As through countless ages past, Born to give them second birth.

Evermore His praise shall last.

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1 The Advent of our God

Our prayers must now employ,
And we must meet Him on His road

With hymns of holy joy. 2 The Everlasting Son

Incarnate deigns to be:
Himself a servant's form puts on,

To set His people free. . 3 Daughter of Zion, rise,

And greet thy lowly King,
And do not wickedly despise

The mercies He will bring. 4 As Judge, in clouds of light,

He will come down again,
And all His scattered saints unite

With Him in Heaven to reign. 5 Before that dreadful day

May all our sins be gone; May the old man be put away,

And the new man put on ! 6 Praise to the Saviour-Son,

From all the angel host:
Like praise be to the Father done,

And to the Holy Ghost.

2 Light of the world, abide

Through faith within my heart;
Leave me to seek no other guide,

Nor e'er from Thee depart. 3 Thou art the Life, O Lord !

Sole Light of life Thou art !
Let not Thy glorious rays be poured

In vain on my dark heart. 4 Star of the East, arise !

Drive all my clouds away ;
Guide me till earth's dim twilight dies

Into the perfect day.
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1 The ancient Law departs,

And all its terrors cease;
For Jesus makes with faithful hearts

A covenant of peace.
2 The Light of Life Divine,

True Brightness undefiled,
He bears for us the shame of sin,

A holy, spotless Child. 13 His infant body now

Begins our pain to feel;
Those precious drops of blood that flow,

For death the Victim seal. 4 To-day the Name is Thine

At which we bend the knee ;
They call Thee Jesus, Child Divine !

Our Jesus deign to be. 5 All praise, Eternal Son,

For Thy redeeming love;
With Father, Spirit, ever One,

In glorious might above.

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I O Saviour of our race,

Welcome indeed Thou art, Blesséd Redeemer, Fount of grace,

To this my longing heart !

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3 Say shall come
3 Say shall we yield Him in costly devotion,

Odors of Edom, and offerings divine,
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation;

Vainly with gifts would His favor secure:
Richer by far is the heart's adoration ;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

5 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us Thine aid ;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

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