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Jesus the long expected Saviour's come, Let every heart prepare to make him room; Let infant tongues proclaim his love abroad, And join to praise their Saviour and their God.
HYMN XV. FOR CHRISTMAS-DAY.
"SHEPHERDS rejoice, lift up your eyes,
We bring glad tidings from the skies,
Thus Angels sung, and strait along,
"Glory to God, who reigns above,
Mortals shall know their Maker's love,
Lord, and shall Angels have their songs, And men no tunes to raise?
O give us grace, that we our tongues,
Glory to God, who from above,
We'll join to sing our Maker's love,
HARK! the herald-angels sing,
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumphs of the skies;
Christ, by highest heav'n ador'd,
Late in time behold him come,
Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see,
Pleas'd as man with men t' appear,
Jesus, our Immanual here.
Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Born, that man no more may die:
Born to give them second birth.
HYMN XVII. FOR CHRISTMAS-DAY.
REJOICE my soul, behold the morn,
Shout all ye flaming hosts above,
Let Heaven resound with Jesu's love!
He meekly stoops to visit earth,
Arise my soul, and hail the day,
HYMN XVIII. FOR CHRISTMAS-DAY.
BEHOLD, the grace appears,
The promise is fulfill'd;
Mary the wond'rous virgin bears,
And Jesus is the child.
To bring the glorious news,
He tells the shepherds of their joys,
"Go humble swains," said he,
The promis'd infant born to-day
With looks and hearts serene,
Go visit Christ your King;"
And straight a flaming troop was seen;
And heav'nly peace on earth,
At the Redeemer's birth."
HYMN XIX. FOR CHRISTMAS-DAY.
WHILE Shepherds watch'd their flocks by
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,