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5 JESUS is the Name exalted 6 Therefore we in love adoring Over every other name;

This most blessed Name revere, In this Name, whene'er assaulted, Holy Jesus, Thee imploring

We can put our foes to shame; So to write it in us here, Strength to them who else had That hereafter heavenward soaring halted,

We may sing with angels there. Eyes to blind, and feet to lame.

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The star which they saw in the East went before them.

Matt. ii: 9.
I Lo, the pilgrim Magi

Straw may be His pallet,
Leave their royal halls,

Mean His garb may be,
And with eager footsteps

Yet with power transcendent Speed to Bethlehem's walls ; He all hearts can free. As they onward journey,

4 At His crib they worship, Faith, which firmly rests

Prostrate on the floor ; Upon hope unswerving,

And their God, there present, Triumphs in their breasts.

In that Babe adore : 2 Oh, what joys ecstatic

Let us to that Infant, Thrilled each heart, from far, As their followers true, When, to guide their footsteps Hearts with faith o'erflowing Gleamed that beacon star;

Give, our tribute due ;O'er that home so holy,

5 Holiest Love presenting, Pouring down its ray,

Gold unto our King ;
Where the cradled Infant

To the Man pure bodies,
With His mother lay.

Myrrh-like, chastely bring; 3 Costly pomp and pageant

Unto Him, as incense,
Earthly kings array ;

Vow and prayer address ; He, a mightier Monarch,

So, with meetest off' rings
Hath a nobler sway;

Him our God confess.

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157 The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. Isa. xl s.

1 All ye Gentile lands, awake!

Thou, O Salem, rise and shine! See the day-spring o'er you break,

Heralding a morn divine; Telling God hath called to mind Those who long in darkness

pined.

3 Thy arising, Lord, shall fill

All my thoughts in sorrow's hour;
Thy arising, Lord, shall still
All my dread of death's dark

pow'r; Through my smiles and through my

tears, Still Thy light, O Lord, appears. 4 Let me, Lord, in peace depart

From all evil unto Thee ; Where Thyself sole brightness art,

Thou hast kept a place for me ; In the shining city there, Crowns of light Thy saints shall

2 Lo! the glory of the Lord

Hath aris'n on us to-day ;
We have seen the light outpoured

That must surely drive away All things that to night belong, All the sad earth's woe and

Dox. XV.

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His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting

Father, the Prince of peace. Isa. ix: 6.

I Alone to God on high be praise

And thankful adoration,
That we may now, and all our days,

Rejoice in His salvation.
Let high in heaven His praises sound,
Peace and good-will on earth abound,

All feud and strife be ended.

2 Ye Christian people, all rejoice,

Each soul with joy upspringing;
Pour forth one song with heart and voice,

With love and gladness singing.
Give thanks to God, the Lord above,
Thanks for His miracle of love;

In love hath He redeemed us.

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If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John viii : 36.

i Come, Redeemer, blessed Jesus,

Born to set Thy people free!
From our fears and sins release us:

Let us find our rest in Thee.

2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the earth Thou art:
Dear Desire of every nation,

Joy of every longing heart !
3 Born Thy people to deliver;

Born a child, and yet a king;
Born to reign in us for ever!

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
4 By Thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone:
Let us all Thy grace inherit,

Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

Dox. IX.

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