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3. Born thy people to deliver;
Born a child, and yet a King; t
Born to reign in us for ever,
Now thy gracious kingdom bring:

4 By thine own eternal Spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone; pi
By thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

100. Birth. 7s.

Behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.-MAT. ii. 1, 2.



HARK! what sounds salute our ears,
CHRIST the Lord, at length appears :
"Unto us a Son is giv'n:"
Angels bring the news from heav'n.

2 Come, ye saints, arise and sing,
Glory to our GOD our King!
"Unto us a child is born,'
Zion is no more forlorn.


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3 Who are these that come from far, Led by Jacob's rising star? Strangers, who their off'rings bring, Come to worship Zion's King.

4 Zion now no more shall sigh ; God will raise her glory high:


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He will give her people peace.o

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5 Sons of Zion, sing aloud;
See her sky without a cloud:
God will make her joy complete,
Zion's sun shall never set.

101. Birth. 8-7-4.

Glory to GOD in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.-LUKE ii. 14.

« UNTO us a Son is given:
'Tis the promis'd CHRIST is meant :
Bands of Angels come from heav'n
To announce the tidings sent,
Fill'd with rapture,
Celebrate the great event.


2 « Glory in the highest! glory
"Be to God and peace on earth."
Now proclaim the joyful story,
Of the mighty SAVIOUR's birth;
Let the tidings

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Fill the world with sacred mirth..

3 This is "The Desire of Nations,"
Promis'd to the Church so long;
Object of its expectations;
Burthen of prophetic song;
Sing, ye people, and t
Join with heaven's angelic throng.



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4 Lo, he comes, the Lord from heav'n! Lo, the mighty GoD appears! "Unto us a Son is giv'n:

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This is music to our ears: Nothing sweeter, Mortal or immortal hears.

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L. M.

CHRIST JESUS,-being in the form of GOD, thought it not robbery to be equal with GOD; but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross. PHIL. ii. 6, 7, 8.

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THE GOD of glory dwells on high,
He rules the armies of the sky:
Ten thousand thousands round him


Obedient to their King's command. prout 2 The God of glory mov'd by love, Descends in mercy from above;! And he, before whom angels bow, Is found" a man of grief" below.

3 This love exceeds our highest thought; Its "length and breadth" in vain are sought:

No tongue can tell its "depth and
The love of GOD is infinite. [height,”

4 But tho' his love no measure knows, The SAVIOUR to his people shows

Enough to give them joy when known: Enough to make their hearts his own, 5 Constrained by this, they walk with him, His love, their most delightful theme: To glorify him here, their aim: Their hope, in heav'n to praise his name.

103. Sufferings. 8-7.

Then came JESUS forth, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!-JOHN xix. 5.

WOUNDED head! back plough'd with - furrows!

Visage marr'd! behold the man!
Eyes how dim, how full of sorrows!
Sunk with grief, behold the man
Lamb of God led to the slaughter!
Melted, poured out like water;
Should not love my heart inflame?
Viewing thee, thou slaughter'd Lamb!

104. Sufferings. C. M.

There was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened.-LUKE Xxiij. 44, 45.

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ALAS! and did my SAVIOUR bleed?
And did my Sovereign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
For such a worm as 13


2 Was it for sins that I had done,on?
He groan'd upon the tree?data
Amazing pity! Grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!


3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, And shut his glories in,

When GOD, the mighty Maker died
For man the creature's sin.

4 Thus might confusion veil my face,
While JESU's cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay
The debt of love I owe;
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
'Tis all that I can do.

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105. Sufferings. 112th.

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.-1 PETER ii. 24. **

O LOVE divine, what hast thou done?

Th' immortal Gop hath died for me!
The Father's co-eternal Son //
Bore all my sins upon the tree!
Th' immortal GOD for me hath died!
Jesus, my Lord, is crucified !i

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