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4 There behold the Day-spring rise,

Pouring light upon your eyes ;
See it chase the shades away,
Shining to the perfect day.

5 Sing, ye morning-stars, again ;

God descends on earth to reign ;
Deigns for man His life to employ ;
Shout, ye sons of God, for joy!

6 *Hymns of glory and of praise,

Father, unto Thee we raise ;
Praise to Thee, O Christ, our King,
And the Holy Ghost, we sing. Amen.

C. Wesley.



The race that long in darkness pined

Have seen a glorious Light;
The people dwell in day, who dwelt

In death's surrounding night.


To hail Thy rise, Thou better Sun,

The gathering nations come,
Joyous as when the reapers bear

The harvest-treasures home.

3 For Thou our burden hast removed,

And quelled the oppressor's sway,
Quick as the slaughtered squadrons fell

In Midian's evil day.

4. To us a Child of Hope is born,

To us a Son is given ;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,

Him, all the hosts of heaven.
5 His Name shall be the Prince of Peace,

For evermore adored,
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

The great and mighty Lord.
6 His power increasing still shall spread,

His reign no end shall know :
Justice shall guard His throne above,
peace abound below. Amen.

7. Morrison.



Jesu dulcis memoria.
JESU !—the very thought is sweet !
In that dear Name all heart-joys meet;
But sweeter than the honey far
The glimpses of His Presence are.


No word is sung more sweet than this,
No name is heard more full of bliss :
No thought brings sweeter comfort nigh,

Than Jesus, Son of God Most High. 3 Jesu! the Hope of souls forlorn!

How good to them for sin that mourn !
To them that seek Thee, Oh how kind !
But what art Thou to them that find?

4 Remain with us, O Lord, to-day,

In every heart Thy Grace display ;
That, now the shades of night are fled,
On Thee our spirits may be fed.

5 All honour, laud, and glory be,

Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee;
All glory as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

St. Bernard.
7. M. Neale. (tr.)

First Sunday after the Epiphany.




was the guiding star that led,
With mild benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowly shed,

Where the Redeemer lay.
But lo! a brighter, clearer light

Now points to His abode ;
It shines through sin and sorrow's night,

To guide us to our God.
3 O haste to follow where it leads;

The gracious call obey ;
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,

The Christian's destined way. 4 O gladly tread the narrow path

While light and grace are given :
Who meekly follow Christ on earth

Shall reign with Him in heaven.




Divine crescebas puer.

stature grows the heavenly Child,
With death before His eyes ;
A Lamb unblemished, meek and mild,

Prepared for sacrifice.
The Son of God His glory hides

With parents mean and poor :
And He who made the heaven abides

In dwelling-place obscure.
3 Those mighty hands that stay the sky

No earthly toil refuse,
And He who set the stars on high

An humble trade pursues.
4 He before whom the angels stand,

At whose behest they fly,
Now yields Himself to man's command,

And lays His glory by.
5 The Father's name we loudly raise,

The Son we all adore,
The Holy Ghost, one God, we praise
Both now and evermore. Amen.

7. Chandler. (tr.)

1 JESU! behold, the Wise from far,
Led to Thy cradle by a star,

Bring gifts to Thee, their God and King !
O guide us by Thy light, that we
The way may find, and still to Thee

Our hearts, our all, for tribute bring !

2 Jesu! the pure, the spotless Lamb,
Who to the Temple humbly came,

Duteous, the legal rites to pay !
O make our proud, our stubborn will
All Thy wise, gracious laws fulfil,

Whate'er rebellious nature say!
3 Jesu ! who on the fatal wood
Pour'dst out Thy life's last drop of blood,

Nailed to the accursed shameful cross !
O may we bless Thy love, and be
Ready, dear Lord, to bear for Thee

All shame, all grief, all pain, and loss !
4 Jesu ! who, by Thine own love slain,
By Thine own power took'st life again,

And Conqueror from the grave didst rise !
O may Thy death our souls revive,
And ev'n on earth a new life give,

A glorious life, that never dies !
5 Jesu ! who to Thy heaven again
Return’dst in triumph, there to reign,

Of men and angels sovereign King !
O may our parting souls take flight
Up to that land of joy and light,

And there for ever grateful sing !
6 All glory to the sacred Three,
One undivided Deity !

All honour, power, and love, and praise !
Still may Thy blessed Name shine bright
In beams of uncreated light,
Crown'd with its own eternal rays! Amen.

7. Austin and 7. Wesley.

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