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See it chase the shades away,
Shining to the perfect day.

5 Sing, ye morning stars, again;
God descends on earth to reign,
Designs for man His life to employ.
Shout, ye sons of God, for joy.

6 Glory to the heavenly King,
Glory all ye angels sing,
Glory to the Father, Son,

And blessed Spirit, Three in One.

65 L- M.

1 TITHAT star is this, with beams so bright,

W A stranger midst the orbs of light?
It shines to herald forth the King,
Glad tidings of our God to bring.

2 See now fulfilled what God decreed,
"From Jacob shall a Star proceed;"
And lo! the Eastern sages stand,

To read in heaven the Lord's command.

3 While outward signs the star displays, An inward light the Lord conveys, And urges them with force benign

To seek the Giver of the sign.

4 True love can brook no dull delay,
Through toils and dangers lies their way;
And yet their home, their friends, their all,
They leave at once, at God's high call.

5 Oh, while the star of heavenly grace
Invites us, Lord, to seek Thy face,
May we no more that grace repel,

6 To God the Father, God the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
May every tongue and nation raise
An endless song of thankful praise!

66 8. 7. 8. 7. 8. 7.

1 1 LLELUIA! best and sweetest A Of the hymns of praise above! Alleluia! Thou repeatest,

Angel-host, these notes of love.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
While your golden harps ye move.

2 Alleluia! Church victorious,

Join the angelic harmony.
Alleluia! Saints all-glorious

Lift this lofty strain on high.
We, poor exiles, cannot always

Join, as yet, your melody.

3 Alleluia! Songs of gladness

Suit not always souls forlorn.
Alleluia! Sounds of sadness

From our hearts must now be borne,
While Jolly sins, with deepest sorrow

And with bitter tears, we mourn.

4 But our earnest supplication,

Holy God, we raise to Thee!
Visit us with Thy salvation,

Make us all Thy joys to see.
Alleluia I Alleluia!

Ours, at length, this strain shall be.

67 7. 7. 7. 7.

1 "nORTY days and forty nights

J Thou wast fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted, and yet undefined.

2 Sunbeams scorching all the day;

Chilly dew-drops nightly shed; Prowling beasts about Thy way; Stones Thy pillow ; earth Thy bed.

3 Shall not we Thy sorrow share,

And from earthly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer,
Glad with Thee to suffer pain?

4 And if Satan, vexing sore,

Flesh or spirit should assail,
Thou, his vanquisher before,
Grant we may not faint or fail.

5 So shall we have peace Divine;

Holier gladness ours shall be ;
Round us, too, shall angels shine,
Such as ministered to Thee.

6 Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear,

Ever constant by Thy side;
That with Thee we may appear
At the eternal Easter-tide.'

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THE sacred season now doth call
A solemn fast to keep,
And bids both priest and people all

Within the temple weep.
But come not thou with tears alone,
Or outward form of prayer;

But let it in thy heart be known
That penitence is there.

3 Thy breast to beat, thy clothes to rend,

God asketh not of thee;
Thy stubborn soul He bids thee bend
In true humility.

4 Oh, let us then with heartfelt grief

Draw near unto our God,
And pray to Him to grant relief,
And stay the uplifted rod.

5 O righteous Judge, in mercy deign

To grant us all we need;
We pray for time to turn again,
And grace to turn indeed.

f)alm Smtirag.

69 7. 6. 7. 6.

1 A LL glory, laud, and honour XI To Thee, Redeemer, King, To whom the lips of children

Made sweet hosannas ring. All glory, etc.

2 Thou art the King of Israel,

Thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord's name comest,
The King and blessed One. All glory, etc.

3 The company of angels

Are praising Thee on high; t

And mortal men, and all things
Created make reply. All glory, etc.

4 Of old glad Zion's people

With palms before Thee went,
And we adoring anthems
Will still, O Lord, present. All glory, etc.

67 7. 7. 7. 7.

1 THORTY days and forty nights

JJ Thou wast fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted, and yet undefiled.

2 Sunbeams scorching all the day;

Chilly dew-drops nightly shed; Prowling beasts about Thy way; Stones Thy pillow ; earth Thy bed.

3 Shall not we Thy sorrow share,

And from earthly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer,
Glad with Thee to suffer pain?

4 And if Satan, vexing sore,

Flesh or spirit should assail,
Thou, his vanquisher before,
Grant we may not faint or fail.

5 So shall we have peace Divine;

Holier gladness ours shall be;
Round us, too, shall angels shine,
such as ministered to Thee.

6 Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear,

Ever constant by Thy side; That with Thee we may appear At the eternal Easter-tide.' 68 c. M.

1 rPHE sacred season now doth call
X A solemn fast to keep,

And bids both priest and people all
Within the temple weep.

2 But come not thou with tears alone,

Or outward form of prayer;

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