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2 This is he whom'man despises;
He with whom the world contends: 'Till the light of beav'n arises;
Then its opposition ends : What the sinner scorn'd before
Render'd wise, he scorus no more. 3 This is he, whom heav'n confesses,
“King of Kings, and Lord of Lords;" They are blessed whom he blesses;
Sweet the joys his smile affords:
95. His Advent. C. M.
Behold he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.-MAL.
HE comes! the Saviour full of grace!
By ancient prophets sung;
And truth upon his tongue.
“No form nor comeliness," Rejected and despised he is,
And plung'd in deep distress. 3 But there's a people taught by grace,
To know his matchless wortb; They own him though accounted base, ?! And show his praises forth.
4 They own bim as the Lord of all,
Their Saviour and their God;
The purchase of his blood !
Be endless glory giv'n,
The Lord of earth and heav'n!
96. His Advent. 7s.
And the Angel said unto them, Fear not : for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is CHRIST the Lord. LUKE Ï. 10, 11.
SWEETER sounds than music knows
Charm me in IMMANUEL's name;
To his birth, and cross, and shame. 2 When he came the angels sung
“ Glory be to God on high ;' Lord, unloose my stamm'ring tongue;
Who should louder sing than 1? 3 Did the Lord a man become
That he might the law fulfil,
And caust thou, my tongue, bę still ?
4 No, I must my praises bring,
Tho' they wortliless are, and weak ; For should I refuse to sing,
Sure the very stones would speak. 5 O my Savionr, Shield, and Sun,
Shepherd, Brother, Husband, Friend, Ev'ry precious name in one,
I will love thee without end.
97. Incarnation. C. M.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. John i. 14. AWAKE, awake the sacred song
To our incarnate Lord;
Adore th' eternal “ Word.” 2 That awful word, that sovereign power,
By whom the worlds were made,
Was once in flesh array'd ! 3 Then shone almighty power and love,
In all their glorious forms,
To dwell with sinful worms. 4 [To dwell with misery below,
The Saviour left the skies:
That worthless man might rise.]
5 Adoring angels tun'd their songs
To hail the joyful day; With rapture then let mortal tougues
Their grateful worship pay.
With wonder we adore;
Our highest praise were poor,
98. Birth. 7s.
Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name
“ Christ is born in Bethlehem.". 2 Christ, by highest heav'n ador'd,
Christ the everlasting Lord;
3 Hail, the heav'n-borni Prince of Peace,
Hail, the Sun of Rigliteousness!!
Born to give the second birth.
Fix in us thy humble home;
99. Birth, 8-7." Blessed be the Lord God of Israel ; for he hath visited
and redeemed his people, and hath raised up an horn
Born to set thy people free;
Let us find our rest in thee!
Hope of all thy saints thou art;
Joy of every longing heart.