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The Lord is just, a Helper tried,
Mercy is ever at II is side;
His kingly crown is holiness,
His sceptre, pity in distress.
The end of all our woe He brings:
Wherefore the earth is glad and sings,
All praise, O Son [of God], to Thee!
O Saviour, great Thy deeds shall be
O, blest the land, the city blest,
Where Christ the Ruler is confest |
0 happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King in triumph comes!
The cloudless Sun of joy He is,
Who bringeth pure delight and bliss:
[Ali] praise,  Holy Ghost, to Thee!
Blest Spirit, for Thy comfort free
Fling wide the portals of your heart;
Make it a temple, set apart
From earthly use for heaven's employ,
Adorned with prayer, and love, and joy.
So shall your Sovereign enter in,
And new and nobler life begin.
All praise, 0 [gracious] God, be Thine,
For word, and deed, and grace divine !
Redeemer, come! I open wide
My heart to Thee; here, Lord, abide
Let me Thy inner presence feel,
Thy grace and love in me reveal.
Thy Holy Spirit guide us on,
Until our glorious goal be won 1
Eternal praise and [deathless] fame
Be offered, Saviour, to Thy Name !
Miss Winkworth. 1855, a.
Tr. George Weiszel. 1630.
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1 CoME, Thou Saviour of our race,
Choicest Gift of heavenly grace |
0 Thou blessed Virgin's Son,
Be Thy race on earth begun.
Not of mortal blood or birth,
He descends from heaven to earth:
By the Holy Ghost conceived,
Truly man to be believed.
Wondrous birth ! O wondrous Child
Of the Virgin undefiled!
Though by all the world disowned,
Still to be in heaven enthroned.
From the Father forth He came,
And returneth to the same :
Captive leading death and hell,—
High the song of triumph swell.
Equal to the Father now,
Though to dust Thou once didst bow;
Boundless shall Thy kingdom be ;
When shall we its glories see?
Brightly doth Thy manger shine;
Glorious is its light divine:
Let not sin o'ercloud this light,
Ever be our faith thus bright.
1 Hos ANNA to the living Lord Hosanna to the Incarnate Word ' To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,
...” earth, let heaven Hosanna sing.
2 O Saviour, with protecting care,
Return to this Thy house of prayer;
Where we, assembled in Thy Name,
Thy sacred parting promise claim.
3 But chiefest, in our cleanséd byeast,
Bid Thine eternal Spirit rest,
And make our secret soul to be
A temple pure, and worthy Thee.
4 So in the last and dreadful day,
When earth and heaven shall melt away,
Thy flock, redeemed from sinful stain,
Shall swell the sound of praise again.
Ireginald Heber. 1827. a.
1 HAIL to the Lord's Anointed,
Great David's greater Son |
Hail, in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free;
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.
2 He comes with succor speedy
To those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,
And bid the weak be strong;
To give them songs for sighing;
Their darkness turn to light,
Whose souls, condemned and dying,
Were precious in His sight.
3 He shall come down like showers
Upon the fruitful earth;
And love, joy, hope, like flowers,
Spring in His path to birth.
Before Him, on the mountains,
Shall peace, the herald, go;
And righteousness, in fountains,
From hill to valley flow.
4 For Him shall prayer unceasing
And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His Name shall stand for ever;
That Name to us is Love.
James Montgomery. 1822.
124 C. M. 1 HARK, the glad sound, the Saviour comes, The Saviour promised long Let every heart prepare a throne, And every voice a song.
2 On Him the Spirit, largely poured,
Exerts His sacred fire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
His holy breast inspire.
3 He comes the prisoners 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 eyeballs of the blind
To pour celestial day.
5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of His grace
To enrich the humble poor.
6 Our glad hosannahs, Prince of Peace |
Thy welcome shall proclaim ;
And heaven’s eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved Name.
12.5 8, 7. 1 LIGHT of those whose dreary dwelling Borders on the shades of death, Come, and by Thy Love's revealing, Dissipate the clouds beneath. 2 Thou, new heaven and earth's Creator, In our deepest darkness rise; Scattering all the night of nature, Pouring eyesight on our eyes.
3 Still we wait for Thine appearing:
Life and joy Thy beams impart,
Chasing all our fears, and cheering
Every poor, benighted heart.
4 Come, and manifest the favor God hath for our ransomed race; Come, Thou mighty Prince and Savior, Come, and bring the Gospel grace. 5 By Thine all-restoring merit, Every burdened soul release; Every weary, wandering spirit Guide into Thy perfect peace. C. Wesley. 1745. a. 126 - 8, 7. 1 CoME, Thou long-expected Jesus, Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel's Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art; Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart.