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HYMN 36.

(L. M.) 1 FAR from my thoughts, vain world, be gone;

Let my religious hours alone:
From flesh and sense I would be free,

And hold communion, Lord, with thee. 2 My heart grows warm with holy fire,

And kindles with a pure desire,
To see thy grace, to taste thy love,

And feel thine influence from above. 3 When I can say that God is mine,

When I can see thy glories shine,
I'll tread the world beneath my feet;

And all that men call rich and great.
4 Send comfort down from thy right hand,

To cheer me in this barren land;
And in thy temple let me know
The joys that from thy presence flow.
HYMN 37.

(L. ME 1 MY op'ning eyes with rapture see

The dawn of thy returning day;
My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,

While thus my early vows I pay. 2 I yield my heart to thee alone,

Nor would receive another guest;
Eternal King! erect thy throne,

And reign sole monarch in, my breast, 3 O bid this trifling world retire, ..

And drive each carnal thought away;
Nor let me feel one vain desire,

One sinful thought, through all the day. 4 Then, to thy courts when I repair,

My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
The wonders of thy love declare,

And join the strains which angels sing.

(IIL 1)

HYMN 38. 1 TO thy temple I repair ;.

Lord, I love to worship there;
While thy glorious praise is sung,

Touch my lips, unloose my tongue. * 2 While the prayrs of saints ascend,

God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes.

3 While I hearken to thy law,

Fill my soul with humble awe,
Till thy gospel bring to me

Life and imınortality.
4 While thy ministers proclaim

Peace and pardon in thy name,
Through their voice, by faith, may I

Hear thee speaking from on high.
5 From thy house when I return,
May my heart within me burn;
And at ev’ning let me say,
6 I have walk'd with God to-day.”
HYMN 39.

(L. M.) After Sermon. 1 ALMIGHTY Father! bless the word, Which, through thy grace, we now have heard ; O may the precious seed take root,

Spring up, and bear abundant fruit !
2 We praise thee for the means of grace,

Thus in thy courts to seek thy face:
Grant, Lord! that we who worship here
May all, at length, in heav'n appear.
- HYMN 40.

(IIL 5.) 1 LORD! dismiss us with thy blessing,

Fill our hearts with joy and peace; Let us each, thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace;

O refresh us
Trav’ling through this wilderness !
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For the gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:

May thy presence
With us evermore be found!

HYMN 41.

(C. M.) I HARK! the glad sound, the Saviour comès,

The Saviour promis'd long! Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.
2 On him the Spirit, largely pourd,

Exerts his sacred fire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,

His holy breast inspiré.

3 He comes, the pris'ners to release,

In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
4 He comes, from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray ;
And on the eyes oppress'd with night,

To pour celestial day.
5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of his grace,

T'enrich the humble poor.
6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heav'n's eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.
HYMN 42.

(IIL 3) 1 HAIL, thou long expected Jesus,

Born to set thy people free!
From our sins and fears release us,

Let us find our rest in thee.
2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints, thou art;
Long desir'd of every nation,

Joy of every waiting heart.
3 Born thy people to deliver,

Born a child, yet God our King,
Born to reign in us for ever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
4 By thine own eternal Spirit

Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

HYMN 43.

(C. M.)
Luke ii. 8-15.
1 WHILE shepherds watch'd 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 seiz'd their troubled mind;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
“ To you, and all mankind.

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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: 4.66 The heav'nly babe you there shall find,

" To human view display'd, “ All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,

“ And in a manger laid.”
5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith

Appear'd a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, who thus

Address'd their joyful song: 6 " All glory be to God on high,

" And to the earth be peace; 66 Good will, henceforth, from heav'n to men, “ Begin and never cease.” HYMN 44.

(C. M.) 1 WHILE angels thus, O Lord, rejoice,

Shall men no anthem raise ?
O may we lose these useless tongues,

When we forget to praise !
2 Then let us swell responsive notes,

And join the heav'nly throng;
For angels no such love have known

As we, to wake their song.
3 Good-will to sinful dust is shown,

And peace on earth is giv'n;
For lo! th’ incarnate Saviour comes,

With news of joy from heav'n!
4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,

His rising beams adorn;
Let heav'n and earth in concert sing,

“ The promis'd child is burn!" 5 Glory to God, in highest strains,

By highest worlds is paid;
Be glory, then, by us proclaim'd,

And by our lives display'd;
6 Till we attain those blissful realms,

Where now our Saviour reigns;
To rival these celestial choirs
In their immortal strains !
HYMN 45.

(IIL I.)
I HARK! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King ;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild ;
God and sinners reconcil'd!

2 Joyful all ye nations rise,

Join the triumphs of the skies;
With th' angelic hosts proclaim

Christ is born in Bethlehem!
3 Christ, by highest heav'n ador'd,

Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come,

Offspring of the virgin's womb!
4 Veil'd in flesh the Godhead see!
Hail th' incarnate Deity,
Pleas'd, as man, with man to dwell,

Jesus, now Emanuel !
5 Ris'n with healing in his wings,

Light and life to all he brings;
Hail the Sun of righteousness,
Hail the heav'n-born Prince of peace.

HYMN 46.
Chorus. SHOUT the glad tidings, exultingly sing;

Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King. 1 Zion! the marvellous story be telling,

The Son of the Highest, how lowly his birth! The brightest archangel in glory excelling,

He stoops to redeem thee, he reigns upon earth. Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing ;

Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King. 2 Tell how he comethi, from nation to nation,

The heart-cheering news let the earth echo round; How free to the faithful he offers salvation,

How his people with joy everlasting are crown'd. Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing;

Jerusalim triumphs, Messiah is King. 3 Mortals! your homage be gratefully bringing,

And sweet let the gladsome hosanna arise; Ye angels! the full hallelujah be singing,

Onechorus resound through the earth and the skies: Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing,

Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King.

(C. M.)

HYMN 47.

Isaiah ix. 2—7. 1 THE race that long in darkness pin'd

Have seen a glorious light; The people now behold the dawn, - Who dwelt in death and night.

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