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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,
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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,
Zion is no more forlorn.
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 :
He will send a large increase,
He will give her people peace.$
5 Sons of Zion, sing aloud;
See her sky without a cloud:
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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
Fill the world with sacred mirth.
3 This is " The Desire of Nations,"
Promis'd to the Church so long;
-on Sing, ye people, and
4 Lo, he comes, the Lord from heav'n! Lo, the mighty God appears!t "Unto us a Son is giv'n:
This is music to our ears
Mortal or immortal hears.
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.
THE GOD of glory dwells on high,
Obedient to their King's command.
2 The God of glory mov'd by love,
No tongue can tell its "depth and
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.
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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
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There was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened. LUKE Xxiii. 44, 45.
ALAS! and did my SAVIOUR bleed?
2 Was it for sins that I had done,on
3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, And shut his glories in,
When God, the mighty Maker died
4 Thus might confusion veil my face,
5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
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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?
Bore all my sins upon the tree!