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With joy I saw the mansion where
The sons of men should dwell. 7 My busy thoughts at first
On their falvation ran;
Was fashion'd to a mian.
Ye children, and be wife;
Hymn CCXXIII. Common Metre. [*]
The Nativity of Christ.
And send your fears away;
Salvation's born to day. 2 “The Son of God, whom angels fear,
Comes down to dwell with you ; To day he makes his entrance here,
But not as monarchs do.
Nor royal shining things;
And holds the King of kings.
And see his humble throu; With tears of joy in all your eyes,
Go, shepherds, kiss the Son." 5 Thus Gabriel fang, and straight around
The heavenly armies throng;
They tune their harps to lofty found,
And thus conclude the fong : 6 “Glory to God, who reigns above,
Let peace surround the earth; Mortals shall know their Maker's love,
At their Redeemer's birth.”
And men no tunes to raise ?
When they forget to praise.
Who pitied us forlorn ;
Hymn CCXXIV. Long Metre. [b] Faith in God in a Time of Difrefs. Habakkuk iii. 17, 1&
HOULD famine o'er the mourning field
Extend her defolating reign ;
Nor autumn (well the ripening grain :
Around their famith'd master dic ;
Whilft life deplores its last supply: 3 Amidst the dark the deathful scene,
If I can say the Lord is mine,
And giory dawn, though life decline 4 The God of my falvation lives,
My nobler life he will futain;
His word immortal vigour gives,
Nor shall my hope or trust be vain.
And raise my facred pleasures high.
Cominon Metre. [*]
In sweet assemblage join
Jesus, compar'd with thine.
And vain her blooming store ; Her brightness languishes to shade;
Her beauty is no more. 3 But ah, how far from mortal sight
The Lord of glory dwells ! A veil of interpofing night
His radiant face conceals. 4 O could my longing spirit rise
On strong immortal wing;
My Saviour and my King !
The triumphs of thy love repeat
In songs of endless joy.
O'er all the blissful place ;
Hymn CCXXVI. Long Metre. [X]
Faith in God's Names.
S'His various and his faving names ;
() may they not be heard alone,
But by our sure experience known. 2. The great Jehovah be ador’d,
The eternal, all-sufficient Lord;
By whom 'twas form’d, and is possess’d. 3 Awake, our noblest powers, to bless
The God of Abr'ham, God of peace ;
Father and God of Christ his Son.
Is open to his fervants' prayer ;
That he hath sought his God in vain. 5 What unbelieving heart shall dare
In whispers to suggest a fear?
The same his power, his love the same. 6 To thee our fouls in faith arise,
To thee we lift expecting eyes ;
And boldly through the defart tread,
uyinn CCXXVII. Com, Metre. [xor b]
The Brazen Serpent. SI
O did the Hebrew prophet raise
The brazen serpent high ';
The sick forbore to die.
And live," the prophet cries ; But Christ performs a nobler cure, When faith lifts
her eyes. 3 High on the cross the Saviour hung;
High in the heavens he reigns ; Here finners, by the serpent stung,
Look and forget their pains.
A dying world revives ;
Byinn CCXXVIII. Long Metre. [b]
On the Death of a Child.
Frail, smiling folace of an hour !
And pleasure only blooms to die! 3 To certain trouble we are born,
Hope to rejoice, but sure to mourn ;