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OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

38.-C.M.

He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to

preach deliverance to the captives.

HARK, the glad sound! the Saviour comes !

The Saviour promised long!
Let every heart prepare a throne,

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

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

His holy breast inspire.

He comes the prisoners to release,

In Satan's bondage beld:
The gates of brass before him burst,

The iron fetters yield.

He comes, from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray,
And on the eye-balls of the blind

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

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

To enrich the humble poor.

His silver trumpets publish loud

The Jubilee of the Lord ;
Our debts are all remitted now,

Our heritage restored,

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim ; And heaven's eternal arches ring

With thy beloved name.

39.-7.6.

All nations shall call him blessed.

HAIL to the Lord's Anointed!

Great David's greater son! Hail, in the time appointed,

His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,

And rule in equity.

He comes, with succour speedy,

To those who suffer wrong; To help the poor and needy,

And bid the weak be strong: To give them songs for sighing,

Their darkness turn to light, Whose souls, condemned and dying,

Were precious in his sight.

By such shall he be feared

While sun and moon endure, Beloved, obeyed, revered;

For he shall judge the poor, Through changing generations,

With justice, mercy, truth, While stars maintain their stations,

Or moons renew their youth.

He shall come down, like showers

Upon the fruitful earth ;
And love, joy, hope, like flowers

Spring in his path to birth;
Before him, on the mountains,

Shall peace the herald go,
And righteousness, in fountains,

From hill to valley flow.

Arabia's desert-ranger

To him shall bow the knee; The Ethiopian stranger

His glory come to see; With offerings of devotion,

Ships from the isles shall meet, Το pour

the wealth of ocean In tribute at his feet.

Kings shall fall down before him,

And gold and incense bring ; All nations shall adore him,

His praise all people sing; For he shall have dominion

O'er river, sea, and shore, Far as the eagle's pinion

Or dove's light wing can soar.

For him shall prayer unceasing,

And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,

A kingdom without end ;
The mountain dew shall nourish

A seed in weakness sown,
Whose fruit shall spread and flourish,

And shake like Lebanon.

O'er every foe victorious

He on his throne shall rest; From age to age more glorious,

All-blessing and all-blest ;
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;
His name shall stand for ever ;

That name to us is-Love.

40.-75. D.

A light to lighten the Gentiles.

WATCHMAN! tell us of the night,

What its signs of promise are? Traveller! o'er yon mountain's height,

See that glory-beaming star! Watchman, does its beauteous ray

Aught of hope or joy foretell ? Traveller, yes, it brings the day,

Promised day of Israel.

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Watchman! tell us of the night,

Higher yet that star ascends : Traveller ! blessedness' and light,

Peace and truth its course portends! Watchman! will its beams alone

Gild the spot that gave them birth? Traveller, ages are its own,

See! it bursts o'er all the earth.

Watchman! tell us of the night,

For the morning seems to dawn: Traveller ! darkness takes its flight,

Doubt and terror are withdrawn. Watchman, let thy wanderings cease,

Hie thee to thy quiet home. Traveller! lo! the Prince of Peace,

Lo! the Son of God is come!

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