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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,
I'll sing, first in night's diadem,
1 WAKE, O my soul, and hail the morn,
For unto us a Saviour 's born; 115
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:
"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.
1 The Advent of our God
Our prayers must now employ,
With hymns of holy joy. 2 The Everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be:
To set His people free. . 3 Daughter of Zion, rise,
And greet thy lowly King,
The mercies He will bring. 4 As Judge, in clouds of light,
He will come down again,
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:
And to the Holy Ghost.
2 Light of the world, abide
Through faith within my heart;
Nor e'er from Thee depart. 3 Thou art the Life, O Lord !
Sole Light of life Thou art !
In vain on my dark heart. 4 Star of the East, arise !
Drive all my clouds away ;
Into the perfect day.
And all its terrors cease;
A covenant of peace.
True Brightness undefiled,
A holy, spotless Child. 13 His infant body now
Begins our pain to feel;
For death the Victim seal. 4 To-day the Name is Thine
At which we bend the knee ;
Our Jesus deign to be. 5 All praise, Eternal Son,
For Thy redeeming love;
In glorious might above.
Welcome indeed Thou art, Blesséd Redeemer, Fount of grace,
To this my longing heart !
3 Say shall come
Odors of Edom, and offerings divine,
4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation;
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure:
5 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us Thine aid ;