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4 Stretch forth Thine hand to heal our sore,

And make us rise to fall no more ;
Once more upon Thy people shine,
And fill the world with love divine.

5 To Him who left the throne of heaven

To save mankind, all praise be given ;
Like praise be to the Father done,
And Holy Spirit, Three in: One. Amen.

7. Chandler. (tr.)

IO.

I

1 JESUS, Thy Church with longing eyes

For Thy expected coming waits;
When will the promised light arise,

And glory beam from Zion's gates ?

2

Ev'n now, when tempests round us fall,

And wintry clouds o'ercast the sky,
Thy words with pleasure we recall,

And deem that our redemption's nigh.

3 Come, gracious Lord, our hearts renew,

Our foes repel, our wrongs redress,
Man's rooted enmity subdue,

And crown Thy Gospel with success.

4 O come, and reign o'er every land;

Let Satan from his throne be hurld ;
All nations bow to Thy command,

And grace revive a dying world !

5 Yes, Thou wilt speedily appear !

The smitten earth already reels ;
And not far off we seem to hear

The thunder of Thy chariot wheels.

6 Teach us in watchfulness and prayer

To wait for the appointed hour;
And fit us by Thy grace to share
The triumphs of Thy conquering power.

W. H. Bathurst.

II.

1 O SAVIOUR, is Thy promise fled ?

Nor longer might Thy grace endure,
To heal the sick, and raise the dead,

And preach Thy gospel to the poor?

2

Come, Jesus, come! return again ;

With brighter beam Thy servants bless,
Who long to feel Thy perfect reign,

And share Thy kingdom's happiness.

3 A feeble race, by passion driven,

In darkness and in doubt we roam,
And lift our anxious eyes to heaven,

Our hope, our harbour, and our home. 4. Yet mid the wild and wintry gale,

When death rides darkly o'er the sea,
And strength and earthly daring fail,

Our prayers, Redeemer, rest on Thee.

5 Come, Jesus, come! and as of yore

The prophet went to clear Thy way,
A harbinger Thy feet before,

A dawning to Thy brighter day ;
6 So now may grace with heavenly shower

Our stony hearts for truth prepare ;
Sow in our souls the seed of power,
Then come and reap Thy harvest there.

Amen.
Bp. R. Heber.

Fourth Sunday in Advent.

I 2.

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Veni, veni Emmanuel.
O

COME, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel ;
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !

2

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny ;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.

Rejoice! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !

3 O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer

Our spirits by Thine Advent here ;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice ! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !

4 O come, Thou Key of David, come

And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

Rejoice! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !

; O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might,

Who to Thy tribes, from Sinai's height,
In ancient time didst give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty, and awe.

Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel! Amen.

7. M. Neale. (tr. *)

13

I

COME, Thou long-expected Jesus,

Born to set Thy people free,
From our fears and sins release us,

Let us find our rest in Thee.

2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints Thou art ;
Dear desire of every nation,

Joy of every longing heart.

3 Born Thy people to deliver,

Born a Child, and yet a King,
Born to reign in us for ever,

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

4 By Thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone ;
By Thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne. Amen.

M. Madan.

14.

1

Hark, the glad sound! the Saviour comes,
The Saviour promised long ;

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voice a song.

2

He comes, the prisoners to release

In Satan's bondage held ;
The gates of brass before Him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
3 He comes, from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray,
And on the eye-balls of the blind

To pour celestial day.
4 He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure ;
And with the treasures of His grace

To enrich the humble poor.

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