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HYMN 10. L. M.

King of Nations. Ps. xlvii. 6, 7. lxxii. 10–14.
ESUS shall reign where'er the sun

Does his successive journies run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
2 Behold the islands with their kings,

And Europe her best tribute brings ;
From north to south the princes meet,

To pay their homage at his feet.
3 There Persia, glorious to behold;

There India shines in eastern gold;
And barb'rous nations at his word

Submit, and bow, and own their Lord.
4 For him shall endless pray’r be made.

And praises throng to crown his head ;
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise

With ev'ry morning sacrifice.
5 People aad realms of every tongue

Dwell on his love with sweetest song :
And infant voices shall proclaim

Their early blessings on his name.
6 Blessings abound where'er he reigns,

The pris'ner leaps to loose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,

And all the sons of want are blest.
7 Where he displays his healing power,

Death and the curse are known no more ;
In him the tribes of Adam boast

More blessings than their father lost.
8 Let ev'ry creature rise and bring

Peculiar honours to their King ;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the long Amen. WATTS.

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HYMN 11. L. M.
Rain of Heaven. Ps. Ixxii. 6. Isa. Iv. 10, 11.
S show'rs on meadows newly mown,

Jesus shall shed his blessings down;
Crown'd with whose life-infusing drops,
Earth shall renew her blissful crops.
2 Lands, ihat beneath a burning sky,

Have long been desolate and dry,
Th' effusions of his love shall share,

And sudden green and herbage wear. 3 The dews aud rains, in all their store,

Drenching the pastures o'er and o'er,
Are not so copious as that grace

Which sanctifies and saves our race. 4 As, in soft silence vernal show'rs

Descend, and cheer the fainting flow'rs;
So, in the secresy of love,

Falls the sweet influence from above. 5 That heavenly influence let me find

In holy silence of the mind,
While ev'ry grace maintains its bloom,

Diffusing wide its rich perfume.
6 Nor let these blessings be confin'd

To me, but pour'd on all mankind,
Till earth's wild wastes in verdure rise,
And a young Eden bless our eyes. Rippon's Coll.

HYMN 12. S. M.
Salvation, Righteousness and Strength. Isa, xlix. 6. lix. 16, 17.
THE Lord on high proclaims

His godhead from his throne ; 6 Mercy and justice are the names

By which I will be known. 2. Ye dying souls, that sit

In darkness and distress,
Look from the borders of the pit

To my recov'ring grace."

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3 Sinners shall hear the sound;

Their thankful tongues shall own
Our righteousness and strength is found

In thee, O Lord, alone. 4 In thee shall Israel trust,

And see their guilt forgiven ;
God will pronounce the sinners just,
And take the saints to heaven. Watts.

HYMN 13. C. M.
Offices of Christ prophetically described. Isa, xxix. 18, 24. xl. 45.

ARK the glad sound! the Saviour comes !

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

And ev'ry voice a song.
2 On him the spirit, largely pour’d,

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

His holy breast inspire.
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 eye, oppress’d with night,

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

The bleeding soul to cure ; And with the treasures of his

grace, To enrich the humble poor. 6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim ; And Heaven's eternal arches ring With thy beloved name. RIPPON's Coll.

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HYMN 14. C. M.
The Song of Angels. Luke ii. 10, 11, 13, 14.
CHILE 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.
3 To you, in David's town, this day

Is born of David's line,
A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord !

And this shall be the sign :
4 The heavenly 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 ;
Good will, henceforth, from heaven to men

Begin and never cease.Episcopal Psalm.
HYMN 15. Eight, Eight, and Six Metre.

Immanuel is born. Luke i. 68, 69, 70.
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RISE, and hail the happy day;

Cast all low cares of life away,
And thought of meaner things ;
This day to cure our deadly woes,
The Sun of Righteousness arose,

With healing in his wings.

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2 If angels, on that happy morn
The Saviour of the world was born,

Pourd forth their joyful songs ;
Much more should we of human race
Adore the wonders of his grace

To whom that grace belongs.
3 Oʻthen let heaven and earth rejoice,
Let ev'ry creature join his voice,

To hymn the happy day,
When satan's empire vanquish'd fell,
And all the powers of death and hell
Confess'd his sov'reign sway.

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OY to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King :

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And Heaven and nature sing.
2 Joy to the earth, the Saviour reigns.;

Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,

Repeat the sounding joy.
3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground ;
He comes to make his blessings flow

Far as the curse is found.

4 He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love.

WATTS.

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