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144 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke ü: 10

I Hark! the herald angels sing

Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled !
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th' angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem!

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

2 Christ, by highest heaven agored,

Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come
Offspring of a virgin's womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

3 Haill the heav'n-born Prince of peace !

Hail ! the Sun of Righteousness !
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

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Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising

God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest. Luke ii : 13, 14.

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I Hark! what mean those holy voices,

Sweetly sounding through the skies?
Lol the angelic host rejoices,

Heavenly alleluias rise. Listen to the wond'rous story,

Which they chant in hymns of joy: Glory in the highest, glory,

Glory be to God on high !

2 Peace on earth, good-will from heav'n,

Thus they sing with harps of gold; Christ is born, the Son is given,

Of the prophets long foretold. Haste, ye mortals, to adore Him,

Heaven and earth His praises bring; Men and angels fall before Him,

Hail your Saviour, Lord, and King.

Dox. VIII.

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146 Behold, the day-spring from on high hath visited us. Luke i: 78. 1 Light of life, the great Messiah, Haste, ye magi, come and worship, Promised Day-spring from on See the orient star before; high,

Bring your presents, gold and spices, Deign to visit waiting mortals Blest Arabia's balmy store. From Thy state above the sky.

3 All ye joyous host of heaven, God incarnate, veil Thy splendor, Loudly speak your Saviour's Joy of heaven, to earth come down;

praise; Make in us Thy humble dwelling,

Saints and angels, in full chorus All Thy faithful mercies crown.

Your seraphic voices raise; 2 Shepherds, did you learn his com- Alleluia ! Alleluia ! ing

In wide-echoing songs proclaim; While you kept your flocks by Heaven and earth, with joy resoundnight?

ing, Did you see His star in heaven Praise the blest Redeemer's Blaze with new-created light?

name. Dox. VIII.

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