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5 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim ;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With Thy

P. Doddriilge.

Christmas Eve.


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heavens, 0 haste your dews to shed,
Ye clouds, rain gladness on our head,
Thou earth, behold the time of grace,
And blossom forth in righteousness !
O living Sun, with joy break forth,
And pierce the gloomy clefts of earth ;
Behold, the mountains melt

away Like wax beneath Thine ardent ray ! 3 O Life-dew of the Churches, come,

And bid this arid desert bloom !
The sorrows of Thy people see,

And take our human flesh on Thee.
4 Refresh the parched and drooping mind,

The broken limb in mercy bind ;
Us sinners from our guilt release,

And fill us with Thy heavenly peace. 5 O wonder ! night no more is night!

Comes then at last the longed-for light?
Ah yes, Thou shinest, О true Sun,
In whom are God and man made one !

7. Franck. C. Winkworth. (tr.)



COME, Lord Jesus, take Thy rest
In the convert sinner's breast;
Make the quickened heart Thy throne,
Son of God, the Virgin's Son.


God in man, Incarnate God,
Sinless Child of flesh and blood,
Man in God, Thy brethren we,
Raise us up to God in Thee.

3 Come and give us peace within ;

Loose us from the bands of sin :
Take away the galling weight
Laid on us by Satan's hate.

4. Give us grace Thy yoke to wear,

Give us strength Thy cross to bear ;
Make us Thine in deed and word,
Thine in heart and life, O Lord.

5 Kill in us the carnal root,

That the Spirit may bear fruit ;
Plant in us Thy lowly mind,
Keep us faithful, loving, kind.

6 So, when Thou shalt come again,

Judge of angels and of men,
We with all Thy saints shall sing
Hallelujahs to our King. Amen.

B. H. Kennedy.


i HARK! the herald angels sing

Glory to the new-born King,
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies ;
With the angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,

Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see ;
Hail, th' Incarnate Deity!
Pleased, as Man, with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel.

Hark! &c.

3 Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace !

Hail, the Sun of righteousness !
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die ;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! &c.

C. Wesley.* 18.


WHILE shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,
The Angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.
2 “Fear not,” said he, (for mighty 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 wrapped in swathing-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, henceforth, from heaven to men,
Begin, and never cease !” Amen.

N. Tate.


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Adeste, fideles.
O COME, all ye faithful,

Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem ;

See in a manger
The Monarch of Angels :
O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

God of God,

Light of Light,
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin's womb;

Very God,
Begotten, not created :

O come, let us adore Him, &c. 3 : Sing, choirs of Angels,

Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,

Glory to God
In the highest :

O come, let us adore Him, &c. 4 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,

Born this happy morning ;
Jesu, to Thee be glory given;

Word of the Father,
Late in Flesh appearing :
O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.


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