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2 0 Saviour, with protecting care,
Return to this Thy house of prayer;
Thy sacred parting promise claim.
Bid Thine eternal Spirit rest,
A temple pure, and worthy Thee. 4 So in the last and dreadful day,
When earth and heaven shall melt away,
Reginald Heber. 1827. a. 123 PSALM 72.
, 6. 1 Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
Great David's greater Son !
His reign on earth begun !
To set the captive free;
And rule in equity.
To those who suffer wrong;
And bid the weak be strong;
Their darkness turn to light,
Were precious in His sight.
Upon the fruitful earth;
Before Him, on the mountains,
Shall peace, the herald, go ;
From hill to valley flow.
And daily vows ascend;
A kingdom without end.
His covenant remove;
James Montgomery. 1822. 124
C. M. 1 Hark, the glad sound, the Saviour comes,
The Saviour promised long!
And every voice a song.
Exerts His sacred fire;
His holy breast inspire.
In Satan's bondage held :
The iron fetters yield.
To clear the mental ray,
To pour celestial day.
The bleeding soul to cure,
To enrich the humble poor.
6 Our glad hosannahs, Prince of Peace!
Thy welcome shall proclaim ;
Doddridge. 1755. 125
Borders on the shades of death,
Dissipate the clouds beneath.
In our deepest darkness rise;
Pouring eyesight on our eyes.
Life and joy Thy beams impart,
Every poor, benighted heart.
God hath for our ransomed race;
Come, and bring the Gospel grace.
Every burdened soul release;
C. Wesley. 1745. a. 126
8, n. 1 COME, Thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free;
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
2 Born Thy people to deliver;
Born a Child, and yet a King;
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
Rule in all our hearts alone;
C. Wesley. 1745.
8,7. 1 HARK! what mean those holy voices,
Sweetly sounding through the skies?
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.
Which they chant in hymns of joy:
Glory be to God most high!
Reaching far as man is found;
Loud our golden harps shall sound.
Heaven and earth, His praises sing!
your Prophet, Priest, and King.
Learn His Name, and taste His joy;
Glory be to God most high!”
6 Let us learn the wondrous story
Of our great Redeemer's birth;
John Cawood. 1814.
John Mason Neale. 1862. a.
Tr. Anatolius. ab. 450. 131 Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich hir. L. M. 1 Good news from heaven the angels bring;
Glad tidings to the earth they sing :
To crown us with the joy of heaven. 2 This is the Christ, our God and Lord,
Who in all need shall aid afford ;
From all our sins to set us free.
Which from the Father's bounty springs:
With Him enjoy eternal day.
Whose Love did not the sinner scorn:
What thanks shall I return to Thee? 5 Were earth a thousand times as fair,
Beset with gold and jewels rare,
A narrow cradle, Lord, for Thee. 6 Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled,