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Luke, ii. 13, 14.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying; Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good-will towards men.

OT. Paul, having said, " Without controversy, "great is the mystery of godliness; God was mani"fest in the flesh," adds among other things, that he "was seen of angels." These heavenly worshippers Saw the Lord of glory, their Creator and Sovereign, clothed with human flesh, and laid as an infant in a manger; they saw him tempted by the devil in the wilderness, and ministered to him when he had overcome the enemy; they were spectators of his transfiguration on the mount, and of his agony in the garden; they beheld him expire on the cross; they attended his glorious resurrection and ascension; and when he was exalted in human nature to the mediatorial throne, they did him homage, and joined the re* deemed in singing, " Worthy is the Lamb that was

• Freachcd on Christmas Day, 1795.

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