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4 Then, to thy courts when I repair,

My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
The wonders of thy love declare,
And join the strains which angels sing.

HYMN 38. III. 1.
To thy temple I repair ;

LORD, I love to worship there;
While thy glorious praise is sung,

Touch my lips, unloose my tongue.
2 While the prayers of saints ascend,

God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads;

Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
3 While I hearken to thy law,

Fill my soul with humble awe,
Till thy Gospel bring to me

Life and immortality.
4 While thy ministers proclaim

Peace and pardon in thy Name,
Through their voice, by faith, may I

Hear thee speaking from on high.
5 From thy house when I return,

May my heart within me burn;
And at evening let me say,
“I have walked with GoD to-day.”

HYMN 39. L. M.

After Sermon. ALMIGHTY Father th bless the

word, Which, through thy grace, we now have heard ; O may the precious seed take root,

Spring up, and bear abundant fruit!
2 We praise thee for the means of grace,

Thus in thy courts to seek thy face:
Grant, LORD, that we who worship here
May all, at length, in heav'n appear.

HYMN 40. III.5.
LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,

Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace;

o refresh us,
Travelling through this wilderness !
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For the Gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:

May thy presence
With us evermore be found !

ADVENT

HYMN 41. C.M.
HARK, the glad sound, the Saviour comes,
Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.
2 On him the Spirit, largely pour'd,

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 eyes 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 heav'n's eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

HYMN 42. III. 3.
HAIL, thou long

expected Jesus,
From our sins and fears release us,

Let us find our rest in thee.
2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints, thou art;
Long desired of every nation,

Joy of every waiting heart.
3 Barn thy people to deliver,

Born a child, yet God our King,
Born to reign in us for ever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
4 By thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone;
By_thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

CHRISTMAS.
HYMN 43. C.M.

Luke ji. 8-15.
WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,
The angel of the LORD came down,

And glory shone around,

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2 “Fear not,” said he, for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled mind; “Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you, and all mankind.
3 “To you, in David's town, this day

Is born, of David's line,
The Saviour, who is Christ. the LORD,

And this shall be the sign:
4. “The heav'nly 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, i'rom heaven to men, Begin and never cease.'

HYMN 44. C. M. WHILE angels thus, O Lord, rejoice, O may we lose these useless tongues,

When we forget to praise!
2 Then let us swell responsive notes,

And join the heav'nly throng;
For angels no such love have known

As we, to wake their song.
3 Good-will to sinful dust is shown,

And peace on earth is given;
For lo! th' incarnate Saviour comes,

With news of joy from heaven!
4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,

His rising beams adorn ;
Let heaven and earth in concert sing,

The promised child is born! 5 Glory to God, in highest strains,

By highest worlds is paid;
Be glory, then, by us proclaim'd,

And by our lives display'd;
6 Till we attain those blissful realms,

Where now our Saviour reigns;
To rival these celestial choirs
In their immortal strains !

HYMN 45. III. 1.
HARK! the berald angels sing

Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild ;
God and sinners reconciled!

2 Joyful all ye nations rise,

Join the triumphs of the skies;
With th' angelic host, proclaim,

CHRisT is born in Bethlehem !
3 Christ, by highest heaven adored,

CHRIST, the everlasting LORD,
Late in time behold him come,

Offspring of the virgin's womb !
4 Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see !

Hail th' incarnate Deity,
Pleased, as man, with man to dwell ;

Jesus, now EMANUEL !
5 Risen with healing in his wings,

Light and life to all he brings;
Hail the Sun of righteousness ;
Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace.

HYMN 46.
Chorus.

SHOUT thenglad tidings, exultingly sing;

Jerusalem triumphs, MESSIAH is King! 1 Sion, the marvellous story be telling,

The Son of the Highest, how lowly his birth! The brightest archangel in glory excelling,

He stoops to redeem thee, he reigns upon earth. Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing;

Jerusalem triumphs, MESSIAH is King!
2 Tell how he cometh from nation to nation,

The heart-cheering news let the earth echó round;
How free to the faithful he offers salvation,

How his people with joy everlasting are crown'd. Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing;

Jerusalem triumphs, MESSIAH is King!
3 Mortals your homage be gratefully bringing,

And sweet let the gladsome hosanna arise;
Ye angels! the full hallelạjah be singing;

One chorus resound thro' the earth and the skies:
Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing,
Jerusalem triumphs, MESSIAH is King !

HYMN 47. C.M.

Isaiah ix. 2-7.
THE

CHE race that long in darkness pined,
The people now behold the dawn,

Who dwelt in death and night.
2 To hail thy rising Sun of life,

The gath'ring nations come;
Joyous as when the reapers beat

Their harvest treasures home.

3 For thou our burden hast removed;

Th' oppressor's reign is broke;
Thy fiery conflict with the foe,

Has burst his cruel yoke.
4 To us the promised Child is born;

To us the Son is giv'n;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,

And all the hosts of heav'n.
5 His name shall be the Prince of peace

For evermore adored;
The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

The mighty God, and LORD.
6 His power increasing still shall spread,

His reign no end shall know;
Justice shall guard his throne above,

And peace abound below.

END OF THE YEAR.

HYMN 48. C. M.
TIME hastens on; ye longing saints,
And magnify that sovereign love

Which shows salvation nigh.
2 As time departs salvation comes,

Each moment brings it near:
Then welcome each declining day,

Welcome each closing year.
3 Not many years their course shall run,

Not many mornings rise,
Ere all its glories stand reveal'd
To our transported eyes.

HYMN 49. C. M.

St. Luke xiii. 6–9.
SEE

in the vineyard of the LORD,

A barren fig-tree stands;
No fruit it yields, no blossom bears,

Though planted by his hands.
2 From year to year the tree he views,

And still no fruit is found;
Then “cut it down,” the Lord commands,

“Why cumbers it the ground?”
3 But lo! the gracious Saviour pleads;

“ The barren fig-tree spare, Another year in mercy wait,

It yet may bloom and bear:
4. “But if my culture prove in vain,

And still no fruit be found,
I plead no more; destroy the tree,

And root it from thy ground.”

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