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5 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,

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

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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Hallelujah!

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