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Nowisborn an infant: the virgin Mary, That Godassum'd our flesh and blood
Upon her arms, the Lord of hosts doth

O wonder ever new!
carry,
A feeble child. We humbly in įhe dust adore ;

Lord, who is like to thee! 2 He who prepar'd forev'ry birda nest

That thou, vile sinners to restore,
And gavethe foxes holes wherein to rest,
Poverty endured, became a stranger

Hąst deign'd a man to be.
In his own world; then rested in a

39. -T. 126.
manger
The Lord of all!

SINNERS, with adoration
3 But why was Jesus born in poverty?
Why did our Maker in a manger

lie?

Receive this wondrous Child, 'Twas that he might purchase life and

Who came and brought salvation, salvation,

Th' eternal Father styl’d:
And gain for us a glorious habitation

Behold him with our nature drest,
In realms of bliss.

Divested of his glory,

In his own world a guest. 4 O Jesus Christ, thou only holy child,

2 With his blest incarnation How canst thou show such love to sin

His glorious work began, ners spoild? But since thou thus lovest, we now

A needful preparation adore thee,

For his whole future plan;

Had not his body been prepard, We humbly praise thy name and bow before thee,

Hallelujah!

He never could have suffer'd,

Nor we his nature shar'd. 5 Thy sacred' meritorious infancy 3 Behold! laid in a manger, Our crown and everlasting glory be!

The Ancient of all days; From world, sin and Satan, keep us

Upon this heav'nly Stranger estranged,

With awe and rev'rence gaze; Till we shall once around thy throne

He, who the world's foundation laid be ranged

For evermore.

Must now be fed and nourish'd
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T. 590.

By creatures whom he made.
COME

4 Though to his boundless mercy ye redeemed of the Lord,

No limits can be set, Your grateful tribute bring,

Yet without controversy
And celebrate, with one accord,

The mystery is great ;
The birth of Christ our King :
Let us with humble hearts repair

Angels into its depths can't pry,

'Tis great, immense, stupendous i (Faith will point out the road)

Jehovah, born to die!
To little Bethlehem, and there
Adore th' incarnate God.

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2 All glory to Immanuel's name ARISE my spirit, bless the day
The choirs of angels sing;

Whereon the ages' Sire
Gladly these heralds peace proclaim, A Child became; thy homage pay,

Peace from our God and King : Receive him with desire.
Well inight the shepherds haste away This is the night in which he came,

This wondrous Babe to see; Was born, and put on human frame,
Well might the sages homage pay, Us sinners to deliver
Before him bow
the knee.

From sin and death for ever.
3 We too have reason to rejoice, 2 Welcome, thou Source of ev'rygood,
When we this myst'ry view,

0. Jesus, King of glory!

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Hor: Welcome, thrice welcome, Lamb of | 2 Hewho rules both heav'nand earth,

To this world transitory! [God, Hath in Bethlehem his birth; In grateful hymns thy name I'll praise,

Him shall all the faithful see,
With heart and voice throughout my

And rejoice eternally.
For thy blest incarnation [days; 3 Lift your hearts and voices high,
Procured

my
salvation.

With hosannas fill the sky: 3. Ah Jesus! thy unworthy bride Glory be to God above, Deserved to be loathed,

Who is infinite in love ! And yet thou hast her to thyself

4 Peace on earth, good will to men! Upon the cross betrothed :

Now with us our God is seen: Her portion had been infamy,

Angels join his name to praise, Eternal shame and misery,

Help to sing redeeming grace. 1 Hadst thou not left thy glory:

5 Jesus is the loveliest name; Who can enough adore thee!

This the angel doth proclaim; 4 O lovely Infant! thou art full

Sinners poor

he

came to save, Of grace above all measure ;

They in him redemption have, Thou art more precious to mys

6 They who see themselves undone, Than ev'ry other treasure: Come, Jesus, come, abide with me,

And take refuge to the Son,
O let my heart thy dwelling be;

They shall all be born again,
Then I, without cessation,

And with him in glory reign.
Shall joy in thy salvation.

T. 11.
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ALL the world give praises due !
ALL glory be to God on high!

God is faithful, God is true :
Ye sons of Adam, fill the sky

He to man doth comfort send
With praise and thankfulness; In his Son, the sinners' Friend,
God, mov'd by everlasting love, 2 What the fathers wish'd of old,
Decreed with his dear Son above, What the promises foretold,

A sinful world to save and bless. What the seers did prophesy,
2 Stand still, and see what God hath Is fulfill’d most gloriously,
His only and beloved Son [done; 3 My Salvation, welcome be;
For ús he freely gave;

Thou, my Portion, praise to thee!
For us, and for the num'rous race

Come, and make thy blest abode
Of cursed sinners vile and base!

In my heart, O Son of God.
Yea, ev'n the worst he came to save.

4 Grant thy comforts to my mind,
3 He as a poor mean Child was born, Since I'm helpless, poor and blinds
His birth no palace did adorn,

O
may

I in faith abide
A manger was his bed;

Thine, and never turn aside.
Look, look upon this rising Sun,
Till tears of love your eyes

o'er-run:

5. Jesus, when in majesty

Thou shalt come my judge to be, This lovely babe is Christour Head.

Grant in

grace
that I

inay

stand 42. T, 11.

Justify'd at thy right hand.
WHAT good news the angels bring!

T. 22
What glad tidings of our King !
Christ the Lord is born to-day,

IMMANUEL, to thee we sing,
Christ, who takes our sins away.

Thou Prince of life, almighty King,

aid

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That thou, expected ages past, 2 Awake,my heart; my soul, rejoice; Didst come to visit us at last.

Look, who in yonder manger lies ! 2 Thou Lord, tho' heaven belongs to

Who is thatChild, so poor and mean? Onearth a stranger deign'st to be[thee, Tis he, who all things doth sustain. Thou clothest all, yet wear'st a dress 3 Welcome, Owelcome,nobleGuest! Which doth the poorest state express.

Who sinners not despised hast, 3 Thou dost a mother's nursing need,

But cam’st into our misery;
Who dost the whole creation feed;

How shall we pay due thanks to thee?
Thou who control'st the sea and wind, 4 Immanuel, incarnate God,
In swadling-clothes art now confin'd. Prepare my heart for thy abode :
4 Onwither'd grass reclines thy head,

O may I, through thy aiding grace,
A wretched manger is thy bed:

In all I do, shew forth thy praise. Tho'thou appear’st among thine own,

47.

T. 16. No kindness unto thee is shown.

[glorious, 5 I thank thee,gracious Lord, that thou

CHRIST the Lord, the Lord most On my account didst stoop so low :

Now is born; O shout aloud ! Othat my words, my works and ways

Man by him is made victorious ; Mayall proclaim thy matchless praise!

Praise your Saviour, hail your God! 45.* T. 22.

2 Praise the Lord, for on us shineth

Christ the Sun of righteousness; CHRIST,whomthevirgin Marybore, He to us in love inclineth, [grace. We all with humble hearts adore; Cheers our souls with pard’ning O might all nations,tribesand tongues,

3 Praisethe Lord,whosesavingsplendor To our Immanuel raise their

songs.

Shines into the darkest night; 2 God who to all things being gave,

what praises shall we render The fallen human race to save,

For this never-ceasing light! Assum'd our feeble 'flesh and blood,

4 Praise the Lord, God our Salvation, And for our debt as Surety stood.

Praise him who retriev'd our loss; 3 He who the wants of all supplies,

Sing with awe and love's sensation ;
Now in a manger helpless lies,

HALLELUJAH, GOD WITH US!
He who the whole creation feeds,
An earthly mother's nursing needs.

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4 The angels at his birth rejoice, HAIL,thouwond'rousinfant stranger,
And sing his praise with cheerful voice;

Born, lost Eden to regain; The shepherds, hearing Christ is born,

Welcome in thy humble manger,
To Jesus, our chief Shepherd, turn.

Welcome to thy creature man!
5 Thanks to the Father now be giv'n, Hail Immanuel ://: thou who wast ere
Who sent his Son to us from heav'n : time began.
Thanks to the Son who saves the lost,

2 Say, ye blest seraphic legions, Thanks to our Guide the Holy Ghost.

What thus brought yourMakerdown?

Say, why did he leave your regions, 46.* T. 22.

Why forsake his heav'nly throne ?

Notes melodious : 11: tell the cause : To-day we celebrate the birth

- Good will to man." Of Jesus Christ, who came on earth, Man as his property to claim,

3 We this offer'd favor needed, And from perdition to redeem.

Hence we join your theme with joy;

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T. 14.
We by none will be exceeded,
Dice; While we laud this mystery; A Wondrous change Christ with as
And with wonder :fl: God incarnate

The praise is his alone; [makes;
glorify.

His own t'impart, our nature takes,

To raise us to his throne. muest) 49. T. 22.

2 In servant's form, lo! he appears,
MAKER of all things, Lordour God, Our freedom to obtain;
nee!

Now veil'd in feeble flesh and blood, To show his love, our shame he bears,
To reconcile and set us free

And glory thus we gain.
From endless woe and misery;

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T. 14.
2 What heights, wbat depths of love
ce,

BOTH to the Seraph and the worm
In thy blest incarnation shine ![divine

God's goodness doth abound,
Let heav'n and earth unite their lays

He calms the sea, calls forth the storm
To magnify thy boundless grace.

And fructifies the ground,
pus,
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2 But yet his mercy to man's race most

More richly was display'd;
HOSANNA to the royal Son He pity'd us in our distress,
Of David's ancient line !

And therefore flesh was made.
Fod!
His nalures two, his person one,

3 That he as man might sympathise th Mysterious and divine.

With every grief we feel, ; 2 The root of David here we find,

And being made a sacrifice
And offspring is the same;

With blood our pardon seal. ing Eternity and time are join'd,

54. for In our Immanuel's name.

ALL hail, Immanuel,
3 Blest He that comes to wretched men

Eternal Word, all hail!
With peaceful news from heav'n!

Jesus, sinners' friend,
Hosannas in the highest strain

Whose
mercy

knows no end, an, To Christ the Lord be giv'n!

Love made thee condescend, S;

With men to make abode, i

51.
T. 155.

And, veil'd in flesh and blood,
CHRIST, the sov'reign Lord of all,

To bring us nigh to God;
Was a Babe laid in a manger,

Thy sacred name we bless,

Jesus, Jesus, A poor Stranger; 1,

Full of truth and power;
'Midst the people styl'd his own

Blessed, blessed,
Quite unknown;

Blessed evermore!
In the world, which he created,
Disavow'd, despis’d and hated;

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Him our Lord and God we own.

I will rejoice in God my Saviour,
20 thou Day-spring from on high !

And magnify this act of love;
When we, lost in deepest wonder,

I'm lost in wonder at his favor,(move,
Dúly ponder,

Which him to leave his throne could On thy love in coming down

To take

upon

him human nature, From thy throne,

To suffer for his wretched creature,
To save sinners from damnation !

Dire anguish, keenest pain,
For thy love and great compassion,

And death-pangs to sustain,
Thee we praise, thank and adore.

My soul to gain,

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we are,

56.* T. 58.

57.* O Sing, all ye redeem'd from Adam's To God our Immanuel made flesh as

fall, Your Hallelujahs join, both great and Our Friend, our Redeemer, and Brosmall;

ther most dear, Praise ye God rejoicing, for our salva

Be honor and glory! Let with one acá tion

cord This Child was born; this blest, divine | All people say, Amen! Give'praise to donation

Is God with us. the Lord.

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IV. Of the Name of Jesus, and his Walk on Earth.
T. 146.

My Lord, my life, my way, my end,
LORD Jesus, when I trace

Accept the praise I bring.

5 Weak are the efforts of Thee as the great Creator,

my

heart, With fear I hide my face ;

And cold my warmest thought;

But when I see thee as thou art,
But when in human nature
I see thy deep distress,

I'll praise thee as I ought.
And lowliness of heart,

6 Till then I would thy love proclaim I freely must confess

With ev'ry fleeting breath ; That thou my Brother art.

And may thy saving Jesus' name

Refresh my soul in death. 2 Therefore I'll thee adore With deep humiliation,

60. - 'T. 14. And own thee evermore

JESUS, I love thy charming name,
Lord of the whole creation ;
But thy humanity,

'Tis music to my ear;
Thy birth, thy life, and death, I gladly would thy praises sound,
Unite

That earth and heav'n might hear. my

soul to thee, While here on earth I breathe. 2 Yes, thou art precious to my soul,

In thee is all my 59. T. 14.

Jewels to me are gaudy toys, HOW sweet the name of Jesus sounds

And gold is sordid dust. To a believer's ear!

3 Omay thy name still cheer my heart, It sooths his sorrows, heals his wounds And shed it's fragrance there! And drives away his fear.

The noblest balm for all its wounds,

The cordial of its care. 2 It makes the wounded spirit whole, And calms the troubled breast;

4 I'll speak the honors of thy name, Tis manna to the hungry soul,

With my last lab'ring breath; And to the weary rest.

When speechless, thou shalt be my

My joy in life and death, [hope, 3 Jesus! the Rock on which I build, My Shie da nd hiding-place,

61.* T. 58. My never failing treas'ry fillid SACRED name of Jesus,

With boundless stores of grace. So great and holy, 4 Jesus my Shepherd, Saviour, Friend, That all

' our tongues can never praise My Prophet, Priest, and King;

As thou deserv'st.

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