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1 "FLIGHT days amid this world of woe
Hj The holy Babe hath been;

Long named in heaven, He now must go
To take that name on Him below,
Jesus, who saves from sin.

2 His mother kept the angel's word

Deep in her bosom's store;
But others there, by love unstirred,
Unconscious of its meaning, heard

The name the Infant bore.

3 The traitor sought Him by that name,

When all the murderous crew
With swords and staves against Him came:
And on the cross, the tree of shame,

That name was fixed in view.

4 Yet in His hour of glory now

That precious name is given,
Above all names, to deck His brow,
And in the name of Jesus bow

The powers and thrones of heaven.

5 Worthy art Thou o'er us to reign,

Jesus, for evermore;
Thou who for us didst not disdain
That sinners should the name profane

Which seraphim adore.

Favours from the Lord received,
Sins that have the Spirit grieved,
Marked by God's unerring hand,
In His book recorded stand:
Who can tell the vast amount
There set down to his account?

3 We have nothing, Lord, to pay
But for Jesu's sake we pray,
Hear the souls that on Thee call,
And forgive us freely all.
If we see another year,
May we spend it in Thy fear;
All its days devote to Thee,
Living for eternity.

60 7. 7. 7. 7.

1 TT7HILE, with ceaseless course, the sun

YV Hasted through the former year,
Many souls their race have run,
Never more to meet us here.

2 Fixed in an eternal state,

They have done with all below;
We a little longer wait,
But how little none can know.

3 Swiftly thus our fleeting days

Bear us down life's rapid stream!
Lord, to heaven our wishes raise,
All on earth is but a dream.

4 Bless Thy word to young and old;

Fill us with the Saviour's love;
And, when life's short tale is told,
May we dwell with Thee above,

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61 8. 6. 8. 8. 6.

1 T71IGHT days amid this world of woe
Vl The holy Babe hath been;

Long named in heaven, He now must go
To take that name on Him below,
Jesus, who saves from sin.

2 His mother kept the angel's word

Deep in her bosom's store;
But others there, by love unstirred,
Dnconscious of its meaning, heard

The name the Infant bore.

3 The traitor sought Him by that name,

When all the murderous crew
With swords and staves against Him came:
And on the cross, the tree of shame,

That name was fixed in view.

4 Yet in His hour of glory now

That precious name is given,
Above all names, to deck His brow,
And in the name of Jesus bow

The powers and thrones of heaven.

5 Worthy art Thou o'er us to reign,

Jesus, for evermore;
Thou who for us didst not disdain
That sinners should the name profane

Which seraphim adore.

62 7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7.

IAS with gladness men of old
A Did the guiding star behold;
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright;
So, most gracious Lord, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.

2 As with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly manger-bed,
There to bend the knee before
Him whom heaven and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet

Ever seek the mercy-seat.

3 As they offered gifts most rare
At that manger rude and bare,
So may we with holy joy,
Pure and free from sin's alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ! to Thee ourheavenly King.

4 Holy Jesus, every day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.

5 In the heavenly country bright
Need they no created light;
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown,
Thou its Sun which goes not down;
There for ever may we sing
Alleluias toour King.

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1 T)RIGHT was the guiding star that led,
J) With mild benignant ray,

The Gentiles to the lowly shed
Where the Redeemer lay.

2 But lo! a brighter, clearer light

Now points to His abode;
It shines through sin and sorrow's night,
To guide us to our God.

3 Oh, haste to follow where it leads;

The gracious call obey:
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,
To Him thy destined way.

4 Take thou that way as best for thee,

While grace on earth is given;
And thou shalt soon thy Saviour see,
Adore, and serve in heaven.

64 7. 7. 7. 7.
IONS of men, behold from far,

Hail the long-expected Star;
Jacob's Star, that gilds the night,
Guides bewildered nature right.

2 Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death;
Scattering error's wide-spread night,
Kindling darkness into light.

3 Nations all, remote and near,
Haste to see your God appear;
Haste, for Him your hearts prepare,
Meet Him manifested there.

4 There behold the Day-spring rise,
Pouring light upon your eyes;

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