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5 Thus Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Which is not transitory, In this decree are one,

As worldly grandeur is. To save us sinners, vile and lost,

5 Love caus'd thy incarnation, By Jesus Christ the Son :

Love brought thee down to me! The Father's love we plainly trace

Thy thirst for

my

salvation In Christ th' incarnate God;

Procur'd my liberty:
What we possess of life and grace O Love beyond all measure!
The Spirit hath bestow'd.

Wherewith thou dost embrace 6. Come sinners, view th' incarnate Mankind, ʼmidst all that pressure Word,

Which since the fall takes place. Who us and all things made;

6 No sinful man's endeavor, This helpless Babe is Christ the Lord,

Nor any mortal's care, Though in a manger laid.

Could draw his sov'reign favor For us to die is Jesus born,

To sinners in despair : Adore his saving name,

Uncallid, he comes with gladness Rejoice, rejoice! for all that mourn

Us from the fall to raise, May his salvation claim.

And change our grief and sadness 33.* T. 151.

To songs of joy and praise. HOW shall I meet my Saviour?

7 Be not cast down, nor frighted How shall I welcome thee?

At sin, though e'er so great ; What manner of behaviour

No! Jesus is delighted Is now requir’d of me?

The greatest to remit: I wait for thy salvation,

He comes, repenting sinners

With life and love to crown,
Grant me thy Spirit's light,
Thus will my preparation

And make them happy winness
Be pleasing in thy sight.

Of glory like his own, 2 While with her fragrant flowers

34. * 'T. 50. Thy Zion strews thy way, I'll raise with all my powers

JESUS, all praise is due to thee, To thee a grateful lay :

That thou wast pleas'd a man to be! I'll thee, the King of glory,

O'ershadow'd by the Spirit's pow'r, For thy great goodness praise, A virgin thee conceiv'd and bore. And thankfully adore thee

Hallelujah! Throughout my future days.

2 The Son of God, who fram'd theskies, 3 What hast thou not performed Now humbly in a manger lies; From death to rescue me!

He, who the earth's foundations laid, While I was so deformed

A helpless infant now is made. Hal. By sin and misery;

3 Th'eternal and almighty God Fair gifts of my creation

Assumes our feeble flesh and blood; Quite lost, made me despair ;

He deigns with sinful men to dwell, But thy blest incarnation

Is God with us, Immanuel. Hal. Brought my redemption near.

4 - He is the Sun of righteousness, 4 I lay in fetters groaning,

Which riseth with resplendent grace, Thou cam'st to set me free;

And doth dispel sin’s gloomy night, My shame I was bemoaning,

Thatwemayshare his savinglight. Hal. With

thou clothedst me;

grace Thou 'raisedst me to glory,

5 To grant us pardon, peace and rest, Endowedst me with bliss,

He in this world became a guest;

your Saviour,

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And open'd, thro' himself, the way

He is come to be To life and everlasting day.

Hal. Full of love, to remove

Guilt and curse for ever. 6 For therefore poor on earth he came, That we might all his riches claim,

7 Jesus, hear my supplication, To make us heirs of glory bright, Grant me grace-to embrace With all the ransom'd saints in light. Thee as my salvation :

Hal, Then like Simeon, (O what favor !)

I desire-to retire 7 For us these wonders hath he wrought

Hence in To show his love, surpassing thought:

peace

for ever. Then let us all unite to sing

36. Praise to our Saviour, God and King.

[spring, Hallelujah! INFINITE Source, whence all did

Thou of all things the Head and Lord,

Thou mighty and eternal King, RISE my soul, shake off all sadness, Who art in heav'n and earth ador'], Christ is near thee to cheer;

Thouwhomthe heav'nscannot contain, Angels sing with gladness :

Didst deign to leave thy throne above, Unto you is born a Saviour

To be an infant

poor

and mean : On this day;--don't delay

O myst'ry deep! O boundless love! To accept God's favor.

2 The cause of this, I know it well, 2 Our eternal, kind Creator

Was thy great love and my great woe; Leaves his own-glorious throne, I was an heir of death and hell, And assumes our nature :

This prompted thee to stoop so low; From perdition full exemption My mis’ry mov'd the God of grace, To procure,--and endure

Who in the Father's bosom lay; Death for our redemption.

When the due time had taken place 3 O th' amazing demonstration

His deep compassion to display. Of his love,which we prove

3 What oft'ring shall I bring to thee, By his incarnation !

Immanuel, my King and God! If mankind by him were loathed,

Thou who vouchsal'st a man to be, How could he-deign to be

To save me by thy precious blood; With our nature clothed ?

Thou to whom angels praises sing, 4 See your Saviour in a manger;

"Peace upon earth, good will to men;"

To whom the sages humbly bring 'Miềst his own,-yet unknown, Treated like a stranger ;

Their gifts, tho' thou appear so mean. Tended by an earthly mother :

4. This will I do, thou Child divine ! Him believe,—and receive,

I'll give thee that forwhich thou cam’st; He is Christ

your
Brother?

My soul and body, Lord, are thine, 5 Lo! he in the manger lieth ;

And them in love to me thou claim'st. Full of grace,-truth and peace,

My humble sacrifice receive,

Dear Jesus ! born to bleed for me, Sweetly thus he crieth : "Cease my brethren, now from grieving, And with thee live eternally.

That I by faith in thee might live, Anxiousness--and distress; Your loss I'm retrieving."

37. T. 58. 6 Ye that feel quite poor and needy, Ocome andviewthe greatest mystery! Come, who will, take your fill,

He who made all the world, the seas All things now are ready:

and sky,

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Nowisborn an infant: the virgin Mary, That Godassum'd our flesh and blood,
Upon her arms, the Lord of hosts doth O wonder ever new !
carry,
A feeble child. We humbly in the dust adore ;

Lord, who is like to thee! 2 He who prepar'd for ev'ry bird a nest

That thou, vile sinners to restore, And gave the foxes holes wherein to rest, Poverty endured, became a stranger

Hast deign'd a man to be. In his own world; then rested in a

39. T. 126. manger The Lord of all !

SINNERS, with adoration 3 But why was Jesus born in poverty? Why did our Maker in a manger lie?

Receive this wond'rous Child, 'Twas that he might purchase life and

Who came and brought salvation, salvation,

Th' eternal Father stylid :

Behold him with our nature drest, And gain for us a glorious habitation In realms of bliss.

Divested of his glory,

In his own world a guest. 4 O Jesus Christ, thou only holy child,

2 With his blest incarnation How canst thou show such love to sinners spoil'd ?

His glorious work began, But since thou thus lovest, we now

A needful preparation adore thee,

For his whole future plan; We humbly praise thy name and bow

Had not his body been prepard, before thee,

Hallelujah!

He never could have sufferid,

Nor we his nature shar'd.
5 Thy sacred meritorious infancy 3 Behold! laid in a manger,
Our crown and everlasting glory be!
From world, sin and Satan, keep us

The Ancient of all days ;

Upon this heav'nly Stranger estranged,

With awe and rev'rence gaze; Till we shall once around thy throne be ranged

He, who the world's foundation laid For evermore.

Must now be fed and nourish'd 38.

By creatures whom he made. COME ye redeemed of the Lord,

4 Though to his boundless mercy

No limits can be set,
Your grateful tribute bring,
And celebrate, with one accord,

Yet without controversy
The birth of Christ our King :

The mystery is great; Let us with humble hearts repair

Angels into its depths can't pry, (Faith will point out the road)

'Tis great, immense, stupendous ; To little Bethlehem, and there

Jehovah, born to die! Adore th' incarnate God.

T. 169. 2 All glory to Immanuel's name ARISE my spirit, bless the day The choirs of angels sing;

Whereon the ages' Sire Gladly these heralds peace proclaim, A Child became; thy homage pay,

Peace from our God and King : Receive him with desire. Well might the shepherds haste away This is the night in which he came,

This wond'rous Babe to see ; Was born, and put on human frame, Well might the sages homage pay,

Us sinners to deliver Before him bow the knee.

From sin and death for ever. 3 We too have reason to rejoice, 2 Welcome, thouSource of ev'rygood, When we this myst'ry view,

Jesus, King of glory!

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Welcome, thrice welcome, Lamb of 2 Hewho rules both heav'nand earth,

To this world transitory! [God, Hath in Bethlehem his birth; In grateful hymns thy name I'll praise, Him shall all the faithful see, With heart and voice throughout my

And rejoice eternally.
For thy blest incarnation [days ; 3 Lift your hearts and voices high,
Procured

my
salvation.

With hosannas fill the sky: 3 Ah Jesus ! thy unworthy bride Glory be to God above, Deserved to be loathed,

Who is infinite in love! And yet thou hast her to thyself

4 Peace on earth, good will to men! Upon the cross betrothed :

Now with us our God is seen :
Her portion had been infamy,
Eternal shame and misery,

Angels join his name to praise,
Hadst thou not left thy glory:

Help to sing redeeming grace.

5 Jesus is the loveliest name ; Who can enough adore thee!

This the angel doth proclaim ; 4 O lovely Infant! thou art full

Sinners

poor

he came to save, Of grace above all measure ;

They in him redemption have,
Thou art more precious to my soul
Than ev'ry other treasure:

6 They who see themselves undone, Come, Jesus, come, abide with me,

And take refuge to the Son, O let my heart thy dwelling be;

They shall all be born again, Then I, without cessation,

And with him in glory reign. Shall joy in thy salvation,

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ALL the world give praises due ! ALL glory be to God on high! God is faithful, God is true : Ye sons of Adam, fill the sky

He to man doth comfort send
With praise and thankfulness; In his Son, the sinners' Friend.
God, mov'd by everlasting love, 2 What the fathers wish'd of old,
Decreed with his dear Son above,

What the promises foretold,
A sinful world to save and bless. What the seers did prophesy,
2 Stand still, and see what God hath Is fulfill'd most gloriously.
His only and beloved Son [done;
For us he freely gave;

3 My Salvation, welcome be;

Thou, my Portion, praise to thee! For us, and for the num'rous race

Come, and make thy blest abode Of cursed sinners. vile and base!

In my heart, O Son of God. Yea, ey'n the worst he came to save.

4 Grant thy comforts to my mind, 3 He as a poor mean Child was born, His birth no palace did adorn,

Since I'm helpless, poor and blind ;
O
may

I in faith abide
A manger was his bed;
Look, look

Thine, and never turn aside.
upon this rising Sun,
Till tears of love your eyes o'er-run:

5 Jesus, when in majesty This lovely babeis Christour Head.

Thou shalt come my judge to be,
Grant in

grace
that I
mway

sland
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T, 11.

Justify'd at thy right hand.
WHAT good news the angels bring!

T. 22,
What glad tidings of our King !
Christ the Lord is born to-day,

IMMANUEL, to thee we sing,
Christ, who takes our sins away.

Thou Prince of life, almighty King,

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T. 16.

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That thou, expected ages past, 2 Awake,my heart; my soul, rejoice; Didst come to visit us at last.

Look, who in yonder manger lies ! 2 Thou Lord, tho' heaven belongs to

Who is thatChild, so poor and mean? Onearth a stranger deign'st to be[thee,

'Tis he, who all things doth sustain. Thou clothest all, yet wear’st a dress 3 Welcome, Owelcome,noble Guest! Which doth the poorest state express.

Who sinners not despised hast, 3 Thou dost a mother's nursing need,

But cam’st into our misery;

How shall we Who dost the whole creation feed;

pay

due thanks to thee? Thou who control'st the sea and wind, 4 Immanuel, incarnate God, In swadling-clothes art now confin'd. Prepare my heart for thy abode : 4 Onwither'd grass reclines thy head,

O may I, íhrough thy aiding grace,

In all'I do, shew forth thy praise. A wretched manger is thy bed: Tho’thou appear'st among thine own,

47. No kindness unto thee is shown.

[glorious, 5 I thank thee,gracious Lord, that thou

CHRIST the Lord, the Lord most On my account didst stoop so low :

Now is born; O shout aloud ! O that

my
words,
my

Man by him is made victorious;
May all proclaim thy matchless praise!

Praise your Saviour, hail your God! T. 22,

2 Praise the Lord, for on us shineth

Christ the Sun of righteousness; CHRIST,whomthevirgin Marybore, He to us in love inclineth, [grace. We all with humble hearts adore; Cheers our souls with pard’ning O might all nations,tribes and tongues, 3Praisethe Lord,whosesavingsplendor To our Immanuel raise their

songs.

Shines into the darkest night; 2 God who to all things being gave,

O what praises shall we render The fallen human race to save,

For this never-ceasing light! Assum'd our feeble flesh and blood,

4 Praise the Lord, God our Salvation, And for our debt as Surety stood.

Praise him who retriev'd our loss; 3 He who the wants of all supplies,

Sing with awe and love's sensation ; Now in a manger helpless lies,

HALLELUJAH, GOD WITH US! He who the whole creation feeds, An earthly mother's nursing needs.

48. T. 585. 4 The angels at his birth rejoice, HAIL,thouwond'rousinfant stranger, Andsing his praise with cheerful voice;

Born, lost Eden to regain; The shepherds, hearing Christ is born, Welcome in thy humble manger, To Jesus, our chief Shepherd, turn.

Welcome to thy creature man! 5 Thanks to the Father now be giv'n, Hail Immanuel :// thou who wast ere Who sent his Son to us from heav'n": time began. Thanks to the Son who saves the lost,

2 Say, ye blest seraphic legions, Thanks to our Guide the Holy Ghost.

What thus brought yourMakerdown?

Say, why did he leave your regions, T. 22.

Why forsake his heav'nly throne ? To-day we celebrate the birth

Notes melodious : /l: tell the cause:

Good will to man." Of Jesus Christ, who came on earth, Man as his property to claim,

3 We this offer'd favor needed, And from perdition to redeem.

Hence we join your theme with joy;

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