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3 Born thy people to deliver; : " , sollt
Born a child, and yet a King; : 11
Now thy gracious kingdom bring 4 By thine own eternal Spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone; v
Raise us to thy glorious throne.
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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! wbat sounds salute our ears,
Angels bring the news from heav'n. 2 Come, ye saints, arise and sing,
Glory to our God our King !
Zion is no more forlorn.
Led by Jacob's rising star?
Come to worship Zion's King. 4 Zion now no more shall sighs
God will raise her glory high :
He will send a large inerease,,
He will give her people peace. ) 5 Sons of Zion, sing aloud; *****
See her sky without a cloud:
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,
“ Be to God and peace on earth.
Let the tidings!
Promis'd to the Church so long ; Object of its expectations;
Burthen of prophetic song ; - # Sing, ye people, peab ? Join with heaven's angelic throng.
[” CHRIST. al. 102 4 Lo, he comes, the Lord from heav'n!
Lo, the mighty God appears !
102. Humiliation. 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. . 6, 7, 8. THE God of glory dwells on high, He rules the armies of the sky: Ten thousand thousands round hini
Descends in mercy from above;
Is found“ a man of grief” below. 3 This love exceeds our bighest thought; Its “ length and breadth” in vain are
sought: 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 Constrain d by this, they walk with bim,
His love, their most delightful theme:
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!-Joun xix. 5, WOUNDED head! back plough'd with
furrows! Visage marrd! 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.
ALAS! and did my Saviour bleed ?
And did my Sovereign die ? Would he devote that sacred head
For such a worm as 1
2 Was it for sins that I had done? : Av He groan'd upon the tree flyyn. Amazing pity! Grace unknown!
And love beyond degree! 3 Well might the sun in darkness bide,
And shut his glories in,
: For man the creature's sin.
While Jesu's cross appears,
And melt mine eyes to tears.
The debt of love I owe;
"Tis all that I can do.
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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?
Th' immortal God hath died for me!
Bore all my sins upon the tree!