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63. BETHLEHEM.

C. M. Colchester-Halifax or Abingdon-Ashley. 1 While humble shepherds watched their

flocks In Bethlehem's plains by night, An angel sent from heaven appeared,

And filled the plains with light. 2 Fear not, he said, (for sudden dread

Had seized their troubled mind); Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you, and all mankind.
3 To you, in David's town, this day

Is born, of David's line,
The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign:
4 The heavenly Babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapt in swaddling-bands,

And in a manger laid.
5 Thus spake the seraph ; and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God; and thus

Addressed their joyful song : 6 All glory be to God on high,

And to the earth be peace;
Good-will is shown by Heaven to men,

And never more shall cease.

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64.
THE SONG OF ANGELS.

8. 7. Winter-Unity. 1 Hark! what mean those holy voices,

Sweetly sounding through the skies! Lo! the angelic host rejoices;

Heavenly hallelujahs rise. 2 Listen to the wondrous story

Which they chant in hymns of joy; “Glory in the highest, glory!

Glory be to God most high! 3 “Peace on earth, good-will from heaven,

Rcaching far as man is found;
Souls redeemed and men forgiven;

Loud our golden harps shall sound. 4 “Christ is born, the great Anointed;

Heaven and earth his praises sing!
O receive whom God appointed,

For your Prophet, Priest, and King. 5 Hasten mortals to adore him;

Learn his name and taste his joy;
Till in heav'n ye sing before him,

"Glory be to God most high!"" 6 Let us learn the wondrous story

Of our great Redeemer's birth;
Spread the brightness of his glory

Til it cover all the earth.

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65. BIRTH OF THE PRINCE OF PEACE. L. M.

Doversdale.
1 When Jordan hushed his waters still,

And silence slept on Zion hill;
And Bethlehem's shepherds, thro’the night,

Watched o’er their flocks by starry light: 2 Hark! from the midnight hills around,

A voice of more than mortal sound,
In distant hallelujahs stole,

Wild murm'ring o'er the raptured soul. 3 Then swift to every startled eye,

New streams of glory light the sky;
Heaven bursts her azure gates to pour

Her spirits to the midnight hour.
4 On wheels of light, on wings of flame,

The glorious hosts of Zion came;
High heaven with songs of triumph rang,
While thus they struck their harps and

sang :
5 0 Zion! lift thy raptured eye,

The long expected hour is nigh;
The joys of nature rise again,

The Prince of Salem comes to reign. 6 See mercy from her golden urn,

Pours a rich stream to them that mourn;
Behold she binds with tender care
The bleeding bosom of despair.

ñ He comes ! to cheer the trembling heart,

Bids Satan and his hosts depart;
Again the Day-Star gilds the gloom,

Again the bowers of Eden bloom! 8 O Zion! lift thy raptured eye,

The long expected hour is nigh;
The joys of nature rise again,
The Prince of Salem comes to reign.

66.

THE INFANT SAVIOUR.

11.10.

Avison.

1 Brightest and best of the sons of the

morning! Dawn on our darkness and lend us

thine aid, Star of the East, the horizon adorning,

Guide where the infant Redeemer is laid. 2 Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shin

ing;

Low lies his head with the beasts of the

stall;

Angels adore him, in slumber reclining

Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all. 3 Say, shall we yield him, in costly devotion,

Odours of Edom, and offerings divine ? Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the

ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from

the mine?
4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation,

Vainly with gold would his favour secure; Richer by far, is the heart's adorationDearer to God are the prayers of the

poor.
5 Brightest and best of the sons of the

morning!
Dawn on our darkness and lend us

thine aid,
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,

Guide where ourinfant Redeemeris laid.

67.

C. M.

HUMILIATION
Glencairn-St. James'--St. Thomas'.

1 Ye who the name of Jesus bear, His sacred steps pur

; And let that mind which was in him

Be also found in you. 2 Though in the form of God he was,

His only Son declared, Nor to be equally adored

As robbery did regard;

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