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Nowisborn an infant: the virgin Mary, That Godassum'd our flesh and blood
O wonder ever new!
Lord, who is like to thee! 2 He who prepar'd forev'ry birda nest
That thou, vile sinners to restore,
Hąst deign'd a man to be.
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SINNERS, with adoration
Receive this wondrous Child, 'Twas that he might purchase life and
Who came and brought salvation, salvation,
Th' eternal Father styl’d:
Behold him with our nature drest,
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,
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
Must now be fed and nourish'd
By creatures whom he made.
4 Though to his boundless mercy ye redeemed of the Lord,
No limits can be set, Your grateful tribute bring,
Yet without controversy
The mystery is great ;
Angels into its depths can't pry,
'Tis great, immense, stupendous i (Faith will point out the road)
Jehovah, born to die!
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Whereon the ages' Sire
Peace from our God and King : Receive him with desire.
This wondrous Babe to see; Was born, and put on human frame,
From sin and death for ever.
0. Jesus, King of glory!
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,
And rejoice eternally.
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
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,
They shall all be born again,
And with him in glory reign.
ALL the world give praises due !
God is faithful, God is true :
He to man doth comfort send
A sinful world to save and bless. What the seers did prophesy,
Thou, my Portion, praise to thee!
Come, and make thy blest abode
In my heart, O Son of God.
4 Grant thy comforts to my mind,
I in faith abide
Thine, and never turn aside.
5. Jesus, when in majesty
Thou shalt come my judge to be, This lovely babe is Christour Head.
stand 42. T, 11.
Justify'd at thy right hand.
IMMANUEL, to thee we sing,
Thou Prince of life, almighty King,
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;
How shall we pay due thanks to thee?
O may I, through thy aiding grace,
In all I do, shew forth thy praise. Tho'thou appear’st among thine own,
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
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 ;
HALLELUJAH, GOD WITH US!
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Born, lost Eden to regain; The shepherds, hearing Christ is born,
Welcome in thy humble manger,
Welcome to thy creature man!
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;
The praise is his alone; [makes;
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,
Now veil'd in feeble flesh and blood, To show his love, our shame he bears,
And glory thus we gain.
BOTH to the Seraph and the worm
God's goodness doth abound,
He calms the sea, calls forth the storm
And fructifies the ground,
2 But yet his mercy to man's race most
More richly was display'd;
And therefore flesh was made.
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
With blood our pardon seal. ing Eternity and time are join'd,
54. for In our Immanuel's name.
ALL hail, Immanuel,
Eternal Word, all hail!
Jesus, sinners' friend,
knows no end, an, To Christ the Lord be giv'n!
Love made thee condescend, S;
With men to make abode, i
And, veil'd in flesh and blood,
To bring us nigh to God;
Thy sacred name we bless,
Jesus, Jesus, A poor Stranger; 1,
Full of truth and power;
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I will rejoice in God my Saviour,
And magnify this act of love;
I'm lost in wonder at his favor,(move,
Which him to leave his throne could On thy love in coming down
him human nature, From thy throne,
To suffer for his wretched creature,
Dire anguish, keenest pain,
And death-pangs to sustain,
My soul to gain,
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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.
IV. Of the Name of Jesus, and his Walk on Earth.
My Lord, my life, my way, my end,
Accept the praise I bring.
5 Weak are the efforts of Thee as the great Creator,
heart, With fear I hide my face ;
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see thee as thou art,
I'll praise thee as I ought.
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,
'Tis music to my ear;
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.