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3 The answering hills of Palestine
Send back the glad reply,
The dayspring from on high. 4 O’er the blue depths of Galilee
There comes a holier calm,
Her silent groves of palm.
Loud with their anthems ring – “ Peace to the earth – good-will to men
From heaven's eternal King !”
6 Light on thy hills, Jerusalem !
The Savior now is born!
Breaks the first Christmas morn.
54. L. M. 61. T. Moore.
The Song of Angels. 1 ARRAYED in clouds of golden light, More bright than heaven's resplendent bow, Jehovah's angel comes by night To bless the sleeping world below; How soft the music of his tongue ! How sweet the hallowed strains he sung!
2 Good-will henceforth to man be given ;
The light of glory beams on earth;
55. 7s M. Anonymous.
Star of Bethlehem.
Hail the long-expected star!
And guides bewildered men aright. 2 Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death;
Kindling darkness into light.
Haste to see your Lord appear;
Meet him manifested there!
Pouring light on mortal eyes;
56. C. M. Watts.
The Messiah’s Coming and Kingdom.
Let earth receive her King :
And heaven and nature sing.
Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains, Repeat the sounding joy.
3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
As far as sin is found.
4 He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love.
57. C. M. Doddridge.
Christ's Message. 1 Hark! the glad sound! the Savior comes ! •
The Savior, promised long !
And every voice a song.
2 On him the Spirit, largely poured,
Exerts its sacred fire;
His holy breast inspire.
To clear the mental ray;
To pour celestial day.
4 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
Enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim, And heaven's eternal arches ring With the beloved name.
58. S. M. Needham.
Christ the Light of the World.
The chosen of the Lord,
The sure, prophetic word.
This King of Righteousness;
Compose his princely dress.
In rich abundance shed,
And rests upon his head.
His doctrine life imparts;
To warm and glad our hearts !
Shall run the heavenly way :
Will lead to endless day.
59. L. M. Milman.
Christ's Entry into Jerusalem. 1 Ride on, ride on in majesty! Hark, all the tribes “ Hosanna” cry! Thy humble beast pursues his road, With palms and scattered garments strowed.
2 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die!
(’er captive death and conquered sin. 3 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
The wingéd squadrons of the sky
To see th' approaching sacrifice. 4 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
60. L. M. Bulfinch.
Christ the Sufferer.
How, as the fatal hour drew near,
The images of grief and fear.
The faithless friends, th' exulting foes,
The scourge, the cross, before thee rose. 3 Did not thy spirit shrink dismayed,
As the dark vision o'er it came,
4 Onward, like thee, through scorn and dread,
May we our Father's call obey,