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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.

41.

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The race that long in darkness pined

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

In death's surrounding night.

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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,
And
peace abound below. Amen.

7. Morrison.

42.

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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.

2

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.

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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.

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44.

Divine crescebas puer.
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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.)

45.
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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