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CHILDREN of the Heavenly King,
2 Oye banished seed, be glad !
Christ our Advocate is made;
3 Shout, ye little flock, and blest !
You on Jesus' throne shall rest;
There your kingdom and reward. 4 Lift your eyes, ye sons of Light !
Zion's city is in sight:
5 Fear not, brethren ; joyful stand
On the borders of your land ;
Bids you undismayed go on. 6 Lord ! obediently we go,
Gladly leaving all below:
7. Cennick 33
Felix dies quam proprio.
BLESSED day, when first was poured
Scarce entered on this life of woe,
3 From heaven descending to fulfil
The bidding of His Father's will,
4 For love of us His woes begin ;
The Sinless suffers for our sin ;
5 The wound He through the Law endures
Our freedom from that Law secures ;
6 Lord, circumcise our hearts, we pray,
And take what is not Thine away;
7 O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee
Eternal praise and glory be ;
7. Chandler. (tr.*)
Verbum quod ante secula.
With God before the world began,
A helpless new-born Child of man. 2 Already, on His sinless Head,
The streams of wrath begin to flow;
The taste of grief the Lord must know. 3 The lowliest poverty He bears,
That we may be with wealth supplied ;
A guilty world is purified.
A life obscure His glory hide :
And let the sight destroy thy pride. 5 O Thou who camest from the sky
To be the Lamb for sinners slain,
7. Chandler. (tr.) See Hymns for the New Year at page 263.
Victis sibi cognomina.
So no other name is given
3 That which Christ so hardly wrought,
That which He so dearly bought,
Will you madly cast away?
Bear the cross, endure the shame;
5 Dost Thou, Jesu, condescend
To be called the sinners' Friend?
6 Glory to the Father be;
Glory, Virgin-born, to Thee ;
7. Chandler. (tr.)
1 JESUS! Name of wondrous love !
Name all other names above !
Bow in deep humility.
To the maiden mother told,
By the angel Gabriel.
To the fallen sons of earth,
“Jesus shall His people save.” 4 Jesus ! Name of mercy mild,
Given to the holy Child,
5 Jesus ! Only Name that's given
Under all the mighty he en,
Bursts his fetters, and is saved.
Human Name of Him above !
W. W. How.