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2 O may we ever hear Thy voice
And in our Priest will we rejoice, 1
Thou great Melchisedec.
3 Jesus shall still be all our theme,
While in this world we stay;
We'll sing our Saviour's lovely name, 2 Sing of His dying love;
When all things else decay.
4 When we appear in yonder cloud, Sing how He intercedes above,
With all His favoured throng,
Then will we sing more sweet, more loud, 3 Sing, till we feel our hearts
And Christ shall be our song.
HIS INCARNATION AND ADVENT.
WATTS. Ye pilgrims on the road
342 To Zion's city, sing ;
Unto you is born...a Saviour.
Luke ii. 11.
1 EHOLD, the grace appears; 5
Soon shall we hear Him say,
Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears; Soon will He call us hence away,
And Jesus is the child.
2 The everlasting God 6 There shall each raptured tongue
Calls Him His only Son;
Puts in His hand the sovereign rod, And sing in sweeter notes the song
And gives Him David's throne. Of Moses and the Lamb.
3 A heaveniy form descends,
The glorious news to bring; 340 Worthy of more glory than Moses.
And straight a flaming troop attends ;
The shepherds heard them sing :-
Glory to God on high,
And heavenly peace on earth,
Good will to men, to angels joy,
At the Redeemer's birth. Who would not love the Lamb?
In worship só divine 2 He has done more than Moses did;
Let saints employ their tongues; Our Prophet and our King:
With the celestial hosts we join, From bonds of hell He freed our souls,
And loud repeat their songs :And taught our lips to sing.
6 Glory to God on high, 3 In the Red Sea, by Moses' hand,
And heavenly peace on earth, The Egyptian host was drowned;
Good will to men, to angels joy, Bat His own blood hides all our sins,
At our Redeemer's birth. And guilt no more is found. 4 When through the desert Israel went,
87.87.47. MONTGOMERY. With manna they were fed ;
Let all the angels of God worship Our Lord invites us to His flesh,
Him. Heb. i. 6. And calls it living bread.
1 ANGELS, from the realms of glory, 5 Moses beheld the promised land,
Yet never reached the place;
Ye who sang creation's story.
Now proclaim Messiah's birth; To see His Father's face. [home,
Come and worship; 6 Then shall our love and joy be full,
Worship Christ, the new-born King. And feel a warmer flame; And sweeter voices tune the song
2 Shepherds in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night, Of Moses and the Lamb.
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the infant-light; C.M.
Come and worship; 341 4 High Priest after the order of
Worship Christ, the new-born King. Melchisedec.-Heb. vi. 20.
3 Sages, leave your contemplations, imhou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb,
Brighter visions beam afar; TW.Ide to Redecor erheen
Seek the great Desire of Nations; No music's like Thy charming name,
Ye have seen His natal-star Nor half 80-8weet can be.
Come and worship; 76
Worship Christ, the new-born King.
346 Thyseed, which is Christ.–Gal. iii. 16. BET
4 Saints before the altar bending,
5 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace ! Watching long in hope and fear,
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings.
6 Lo! He lays His glory by;
Born, that man no more may die;
Born, to raise the sons of earth;
Born, to give them second birth.
7 Come, Desire of Nations, come;
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the woman's conquering Seed;
Bruise in us the serpent's head.
8 Sing we, then, with angels sing,
Glory to the new-born King;
Glory in the highest heaven,
1 EHOLD the woman's promised Seed Through all the shining legions ran,
Behold the great Messiah come; And strung and tuned the lyre.
Behold the prophets all agreed
To give Him the superior room.
2 Abraham, the saint, rejoiced of old
When visions of the Lord he saw; "T'was more than heaven could hold:
Moses, the man of God, foretold
This great Fulfiller of his law.
3 The types bore witness to His name, To bear the news to man.
Obtained their chief design, and ceased; 5 Hark! the celestial armies shout,
The incense and the bleeding lamb,
The ark, the altar, and the priest.
To join their blessings on His head : 6 With joy the chorus we'll repeat,
Jesus, we worship at Thy feet,
And nations own the promised Seed.
DODDRIDGE. 7 Hail ! Prince of Life, for ever hail !
I bring you good tidings of great joy.
Luke ii. 10.
TARK the glad sound, the Saviour
Let every heart prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.
2 He comes the prisoners to release, 1 Glory to the new-born King';
: In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before Him burst, Peace on earth, and mercy mild ;
The iron fetters yield. God and sinners reconciled.me 2 Joyful all ye nations rise;
3 He comes from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray,
And on the eye-balls of the blind Christ is born in Bethlebem.
To pour celestial day. 8 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
4 He comes the broken heart to bind, Obrist, the everlasting Lord;
The bleeding soul to cure, Late in time, behold Him como,
And with the treasures of His grace, Offspring of a virgin's womb 1
To enrich the humble poor. 4 Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Our glad hogannas, Prince of Peace, Hall the Incarnate Deity !
Thy welcome shall proclaim; Pleased as Man with men to dwell,
And heaven's eternal arches ring Jesus Our Immanuel.
With Thy beloved name.
HIS HUMAN LIFE AND EXAMPLE. 3 He dies! the heavens in mourning stood
He rises ! and appears a God;
CONDER, 348 The disciple is not above his Master.
Behold the Lord ascending high,
No more to bleed, no more to die.
4 Hence and for ever from my heart ? As much have I of worldly good I bid my doubts and fears depart; I diet on as dainty food,
And to those hands my soul resign And am as richly clad,
Which bear credentials so divine.
[board, Though plain my garb, though scant my
BRADLEY As Mary's Son and nature's Lord. 351
Thou Son of David, have mercy on ul. 2 The manger was His infant-bed ;
Matt. ix. 27. His home, the mountain-cave :
1 He had not where to lay His head;
JESTs, and didst Thou condescend,
To heal the sick, the lame, the blind,
And drive disease away? Her Maker, but she knew Him not. 3 As much the world's good-will I share,
2 Didst Thou regard the beggar's cry, Its favour and applause,
And give the blind to see? As He whose blessed name I bear,
Jesus, thou Son of David, hearHated without a cause,
Have mercy, too, on me. Despised, rejected, mocked by pride,
3 And didst Thou pity mortal woe,
And sight and health restore?
pity, Lord, and save my soul, 4 Why should I court my Master's foe?
Which needs Thy mercy more.
4 Didst Thou regard Thy servant's cry, Or sigh for brief renown?
When sinking in the wave? A pilgrim to a better land,
I perish, Lord, o save my soul !
For Thou alone canst save. An heir of joys at God's right hand.
O.M. 349 Never man spake like this man.
Being...as a man. He humbled HimJohn vii. 46.
sel.-Phil. ii. 8. From lips of gentleness and grace,
To whom a Name is given,When listening thousands gathered
A name surpassing every name round,
That's known in earth or heaven. And joy and reverence filled the place !
2 Before whose throne shall every knee
Bow down with one accord; 2 From heaven He came, of heaven He
Before whose throne shall every tongue spoke,
Confess that Thou art Lord.
3 Jesus, who in the form of God Unveiling an immortal day.
Didst equal honour claim,
Yet, to redeem our guilty souls, 3 Come, wanderers, to My Father's home,
Didst stoop to death and shame; Come, all ye weary ones, and rest; Yes! gracious Saviour, we will come,
4 O may that mind in us be formed, Obey Thee, love Thee, and be blest.
Which shone so bright in Thee;
A humble, meek, and lowly mind, 4 Decay, these tenements of dust;
From pride and envy free. Pillars of earthly pride, decay !
5 May we to others stoop, and learn A nobler mansion waits the just,
To emulate Thy love; And Jesus has prepared the way.
So shall we bear Thine image here,
And share Thy throne above. L.M. 350 Many believed; when they saw the 353 I have given you an example. WATTS.
J. H. GURNEY. miracles.-John ii. 23. 1 BE EHOLD I the blind their sight receive;
ORD, as to Thy dear cross we files,
So let Thy life our pattern be, 2 Thus doth the Eternal Spirit own
And form our souls for heayon. And seal the mission of the son;
2 Help us, through good report and ill, The Father vindicates His cause,
Our daily cross to bear; While He hangs bleeding on the cross.
Liko Thee to do our Father's will, 78
Our brethren's griefs to share.
JESUS, exalted far in high,
3 Let grace our selfishness expel,
8 Careless, through outward cares I go, Our earthliness refine,
From all distraction free;
My heart is still with
Each humble work of mine;
Worth to my meanest labour give,
By joining it to Thine. 354 Made like unto His brethren.
CONDER. 357 That ye should follow His steps. Heb. ii. 17.
1 Pet. ii. 21. TN all things like Thy brethren Thou
COW shall I follow Him I serve
How shall I copy Him I love?
Nor from those blessed footsteps swerve,
Which lead me to His seat above? 20 Son of man, Thyself hast proved Our trials and our tears;
2 Privations, sorrows, bitter scorn,
The life of toil, the mean abode,
The faithless kiss, the crown of thorn,3 0 Son of God, in glory raised,
Are these the consecrated road?
3 'Twas thus He suffered, though a Son,
Foreknowing, choosing, feeling all,
Until the perfect work was done, 4 Brother and Saviour, Friend and Judge,
And drunk, the bitter cup of gall.
4 Lord, should my path through suffering Elect in earth and heaven.
Forbid it I should e'er repine; [lie,
Still let me turn to Calvary, 355 L.M.
my griefs, remembering Thine. Made in the likeness of men. Phil. ii. 7.
5 O let me think how Thou didst leave
Untasted every pure delight,
To fast, to faint, to watch, to grieve,
The toilsome day, the homeless night:Who didst, before all time began, In glory with Thy Father dwell;
6 To faint, to grieve, to die for me! 2 We sing Thy love, who didst in time
Thou camest not Thyself to please :
And, dear as earthly comforts be,
Shall I not love Thee more than these? To suffer in the sinner's room.
7 Yes! I would count them all but loss, 3 The ransomed church Thy glory sing8 ;
To gain the notice of Thine eye:
Flesh shrinks and trembles at the cross, And, Lord of lords, and King of kings,
But Thou canst give the victory. We celebrate Thy blessed sway. 4 A servant's form Thou didst sustain,
358 Leaving And with delight the law obey;
Leaving us an example.-1 Pet. ii. 21. Thou didst endure amazing pain,
1 While all our sorrows on Thee lay.
Y dear Redeemer and my Lord,
I read my duty in Thy word ; 5 Blest Saviour, we are wholly Thine,
But in Thy life the law appears So freely loved, so dearly bought;
Drawn out in living characters. Our souls
to Thee would we resign, To Thee subject our every thought.
2 Such was Thy truth, and such Thy zeal,
Such deference to Thy Father's will,
Such love, and meekness so divine, 356 Behold mysemuant.—Matt. xii. 18.
I would transcribe and make them mine. 1
3 Cold mountains and the midnight air Thou didst not, Lord, refuse; to
Witnessed the fervour of Thy prayer:
The desert Thy temptations knew,
Thy conflict and Thy victory too. 2 Thy bright example I pursue,
4 Be Thou my pattern; make me bear
More of Thy gracious image here;
Then God, the Judge, shall own my name
Amongst the followers of the Lamb.
78. MONTGOMERY. 4 His living power and dying love Let this mind be in you which was Redeemed unhappy men, also in Christ Jesus.-Phil. ii. 3.
And raised the ruins of our race 1
To life and God again.
5 To Thee, dear Lord, our flesh and soul May the world Thine image see.
We joyfully resign;
Blest Jesus, take us for Thine own, 2 Happy only in Thy love,
For we are doubly Thine.
6 Thine honour shall for ever be Stay my heart on Thee alone.
The business of our days,
For ever shall our thankful tongues 8 Humble, holy, all resigned
Speak Thy deserved praise. To Thy will, -Thy will
be done! Give me, Lord, the perfect mind Of Thy well-beloved Son.
362 Who Loved Messinad gave Himself for 4 Counting gain and glory loss,
me.-Gal. ii. 20. May I tread the path He trod; Die with Jesus on the cross,
LOVE divine, how sweet Thou art !
When shall I find my willing heart Rise with Him to Thee, my God.
All taken up by Thee?
I thirst, I faint, I die to prove
The greatness of redeeming love,
The love of Christ to me! 360 Whoremembered us in our lowestate.
2 Stronger His love than death or hell; Ps. cxxxvi. 23.
Its riches are unsearchable: 1
The first-born sons of light PLUNGED in a gulf of dark despair
Desire in vain its depths to see; Without one cheerful beam of hope,
They cannot reach
the mystery, Or spark of glimmering day.
The length and breadth and height. 2 With pitying eyes the Prince of Grace 3 God only knows the love of God: Beheld our helpless grief;
O that it now were shed abroad
In this poor stony heart:
For love I sigh, for love I pine: 3 Down from the shining seats above
portion, Lord, be mine, With joyful haste He fled;
Be mine this better part Entered the grave in mortal flesh,
40 that I could for ever sit And dwelt among the dead.
With Mary at the Master's feet; 4 He spoiled the powers of darkness thus,
Be this my happy choice: And brake our iron chains;
My only care, delight, and bliss, Jesus hath freed our captive souls
My joy, my heaven on earth be this, From everlasting pains.
To hear the Bridegroom's voice. 50!
for this love, let rocks and hills Their lasting silence break,
CARHARD. L.M., 6 lines.
363 And all harmonious human tongues
The love of Christ constraineth us. The Saviour's praises speak.
2 Cor. v. 14. 6 Angels, assist our mighty joys, Strike all your harps of gold';
JESUS. Thy boundless love to me
No thought can reach, no tongue But when you raise your highest notes,
declare; His love can ne'er be told.
O knit my thankful heart to Theo,
And reign without a rival there: 361 Christ hath redeemed us.--Gal. iii. 13.
Thine wholly, Thine alone, I am; 1
Thy love my heart inflame: W , HEN the first parents of our race
2 O grant that nothing in my soul And the infection of their sin
May dwell, but Thy pure love alone: Had tainted all our blood;
O may Thy love possess me whole, 2 Infinite pity touched the heart
My joy, my treasure, and my crown; Of the Eternal Son;
All coldness from my heart remove, Descending from the heavenly court,
May every act, word, thought,
be love. He left His Father's throne.
3 O Love, how eheering is thy ray! 3 Aside the Prince of Glory threw
All pain before thy presence flies; His most divine array,
Carē, anguish, sorrow, melt away, And wrapt His Godhead in a veil
Where'er thy healing beams arise: Ot our inferior clay.
O Jesus, nothing may I see, 80
Nothing desire, or seek, but Theo.