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2 This is he whom man despises; He with whom the world contends: 'Till the light of heav'n arises; Then its opposition ends: What the sinner scorn'd before Render'd wise, he scorus no more. 3 This is he, whom heav'n confesses, "King of Kings, and Lord of Lords;" They are blessed whom he blesses; Sweet the joys his smile affords: JESUS is the GOD of grace, And 'tis heav'n to "see his face."
95. His Advent. C. M.
Behold he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.-MAL. iii. 1.
HE comes! the Saviour full of grace!
2 In him the world no beauty sees,
3 But there's a people taught by grace,
4 They own him as the Lord of all,
5 To him who bore the sinner's shame,
96. His Advent, 7s.
And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is CHRIST the Lord. LUKE ii. 10, 11.
SWEETER sounds than music knows
To his birth, and cross, and shame.
2 When he came the angels sung "Glory be to GOD on high;' Lord, unloose my stamm'ring tongue; Who should louder sing than I?
3 Did the Lord a man become
4 No, I must my praises bring,
Tho' they worthless are, and weak; For should I refuse to sing,
Sure the very stones would speak.
5 O my Saviour, Shield, and Sun, Shepherd, Brother, Husband, Friend, Ev'ry precious name in one,
I will love thee without end.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.-JOHN i. 14.
AWAKE, awake the sacred song
Let every heart, and every tongue,
2 That awful word, that sovereign power, By whom the worlds were made, Whom all the heavenly host adore, Was once in flesh array'd!
3 Then shone almighty power and love,
4 [To dwell with misery below,
5 Adoring angels tun'd their songs To hail the joyful day;
With rapture then let mortal tougues Their grateful worship pay.
6 What glory, Lord, to thee is due!
98. Birth. 7s.
Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. ISAIAH ix. 6.
HARK! the herald angels sing,
2 CHRIST, by highest heav'n ador'd,
3 Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace,
4 Come, "Desire of Nations," come!
99. Birth. 8—7.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.LUKE i. 68, 69.
COME, thou long-expected JESUS,