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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,
То 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.


HYMN 11. L. M.

Rain of Heaven. Ps. Ixxii. 6. Isa. Iv. 10, 11.

AS show'rs on meadows newly own,

Jesus shall shed his blessings down;
Crown'd with whose life-infusing drops,
Earth shall renew her blissful crops.
2 Lands, that 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.
HE Lord on high proclaims


His godhead from his throne; "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."

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.

HYMN 13. C. M.


Offices of Christ prophetically described. Isa. xxix. 18, 24. xl. 45.

HARK 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 pour celestial day.

5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure ;
And with the treasures of his grace,
T'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.


HYMN 14. C. M.

The Song of Angels. Luke ii. 10, 11, 13, 14.


WHILE 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, Is born of David's line,

this day

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.

ARISE, 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.


2 If angels, on that happy morn
The Saviour of the world was born,
Pour'd forth their joyful songs;

Much more should we of human race
Adore the wonders of his grace

To whom that grace belongs.

3 O then 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.


HYMN 16. C. M.

Praise. Ps. xxix. 2. xxiv. 1. lxvii. 5.

OY to the world! the Lord is come;


Let earth receive her King:

Let every heart prepare him room,
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.


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