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6 Now to the Lamb, that once was slain,

Be endless blessings paid; Salvation, glory, joy remain

Forever on thy head. Thou hast redeem'd our souls with blood,

Hast set the pris'ners free; Hast made us kings and priests to God,

And we shall reign with thee. 8 The worlds of nature and of grace

Are put beneath thy pow'r; Then shorten these delaying days,

And bring the promis'd hour.

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HYMN 2.-L, M, [*] The deity and humanity of Christ. John i. 1

3, 14. Col. i. 16. and Eph. iii. 9, 10. 1 MRE the blue heavens were stretch'd

abroad, From everlasting was the Word : With God he was; the Word was God,

And just divinely be ador'd. 2 By his own pow'r were all things made;

By him supported, all things stand :
He is the whole creation's bead,

And angels fly at his command. 3 Fre sin was born, or Satan fell,

He led the host of morning star3 ; (Thy generation who can tell,

Or count the number of thy years ?) 4 But lo, he Icaves those heavenly forms ;

The Word descends and dwells in clay, Thut he may hold converse with wormas, Dress'd in such feeble flesh as they.

5 Mortals with joy behold his face,

Th' eternal Father's only Son !
How full of truth! how full of grace!

When thro' his flesh the Godhead shone! 6 Archangels leave their bigh abode,

To learn new myst'ries here, and tell
The love of our descending God,
The glories of Immanuel.

HYMN 3.--S. M. [*]
The nativity of Christ, Luke i. 30, &c.-

ii. 10, &c.
1 EHOLD the grace appears,
Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears,

And Jesus is the child !
[The Lord, the highest God,

Calls him his only Son;
He bids him rule the lands abroad,

And gives him David's throne. 3 O'er Jacob shall he reign

With a peculiar sway;
The nations shall his grace obtain,

His kingdom ne'er decay.]
To bring tbe glorious news,

A heavenly form appears ;
He tells the shepherds of their joys

And banishes their fears.
5 “Go, humble swains," said be,

" To David's city fly;
“ The promis'd infant, born to-day,

• Doth in a manger lie.
6 "With looks and hearts serene,

“Go visit Christ your King;"

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And straight a flaming troop was seen •

The shepherds beard them sing, 7 Glory to God on high,

“ And heavenly peace on earth; “Good will to men, to angels joy,

." At the Redeemer's birth.” 8 [In worship so divine

Det saints employ their tongues,
With the celestial hosts we join,

And loud repeat their songs ; 9 “Glory to God on high,

" And heavenly peace on earth ; “ Good will to men, to angels joy,

“ At our Redeemer's birth.”] HYMN 4. Referred to the 2d Psalm.

HYMN 5.-C. M. [b]. Submission to afflictive providences. Job i. 21. 1 TAKED as from the earth we came,

, We to the earth return again,

And mingle with our dust.
2 The dear delights we here enjoy,

And fondly call our own,
Are but short favours borrow'd now,

To be repay'd apon.
S 'Tis God that lifts our comforts bigh,

Or sinks them in the grave;
He gives, and (blessed be his name !)

He takes but what he gave.
4 Peace, all our angry passions, then;

Let each rebellious sigh
Be silent at his sovereign will;

And ev'ry murmur die.

GREnd nature must decay

5 If smiling mercy crown our lives,

Its praises shall be spread ; And we'll adore the justice too That strikes our comforts dead.

HYMN 6.-C. M. [*] Triumph over death. Job xix. 25, 26, 27. 1 REAT God, I own the sentence just, I yield my body to the dust,

To dwell with fellow clay.'
2 Yet faith may triumph o'er the grave,

And trample on the tombs;
My Jesus, my Redeemer lives,

My God, my Saviour comes.
3 The mighty Conqu’ror shall appear

High on a royal seat,
And death, the last of all his foes,

Lie vanquish'd at his feet.
4 Though greedy worms devour my skin,

And gnaw my wasting flesh,
When God shall build my bones again,

He'll clothe them all afresh.
5 Then shall I see thy lovely face

Wij strong immortal eyes,
And feast upon thy unknown grace
With pleasure and surprise.

HYMN 7.C. M. (*).
The invitation of the gospel ; or, spiritual food

and clothing. Isa. Iv. 1, 2, &c. 1 ET ev'ry mortal ear attend,

And ev'ry heart rejoice! The trumpet of the gospel sounds

With an inviting voice *

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2“ Ho! all ye hungry, starving souls,

“ That feed upon the wind, “And vainly strive with earthly toys

" To fill an empty mind : 3 “Eternal Wisdom has prepard

" A soul-reviving feast, “ And bids your longing appetites

“ The rich provision taste. 4 "Ho!

ye

that pant for living streams, “And pine away and die ; “ Here you may quench your raging thirst

“With springs that never dry. 5 " Rivers of love and mercy here

“ In a rich ocean join ;
“ Salvation in abundance flows,

“ Like floods of milk and wine. 6 [“ Ye perishing and naked poor,

“ Who work with mighty pain
" To weave a garment of your own,

“ That will not hide your sin ; 7 “Come naked, and adorn your

souls “In robes prepard by God, " Wrought by the labours of his Son,

“And dy'd in his own blood.”]
8 Dear God! the treasures of thy love

Are everlasting mines,
Deep as our helpless mis'ries are,

And boundless as our sins!

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9 The happy gates of gospel grace

Stand open night and day :
Lord, we are come to seek supplies,

And drive our wants away.

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