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5 Ye poor! who tremble at the word;
Distressed, and helpless too,
The glittering hosts bestud the sky;
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.
From every host, from every gein;
It is the Star of Bethlehem.
The storm was loud, the night was dark, The ocean yawned-and rudely blowed
The wind that tossed thy foundering bark. 4 Deep horror then my vitals froze,
Death-struck, I ceased the tide to stem; When suddenly a star arose
It was the Star of Bethlehem.
It bade my dark forebodings cease;
It led me to the port of peace.
I'll sing, first in night's diadem,
The Stär-the Star of Bethlehem !
C. M. 78. Christ's Commission. I COME, happy souls! approach your God,
With new melodious songs;
The tributes of your tongues.
That pitied dying men,
To give them life again.
3 Thy hands, dear Jesus! were not armed
With a revenging rod;
The vengeance of a God.
And wrath forsook the throne,
And brought salvation down. 5 Here, sinners! you may heal your wounds,
And wipe your sorrows dry ;
And you shall never die.
Accept thine offered grace;
C. M. 79.
Christ's Compassion to the Weak.
Of our High-Priest above;
His bowels melt with love.
He knows our feeble frame;
For he has felt the same.
The great Redeemer stood;
And did resist to blood.
Poured out his cries and tears ;
What every member bears.
His mercy and his power;
C. M. 80.
God glorified in the Gospel. 1 THE Lord, descending from above,
Invites his children near ;
While power, and truth, and boundless love,
Display their glories here.
Fresh wisdom we pursue;
Beyond whate'er they knew.
Thy wonders here we trace ;
And shines in Jesus' face.
To our incarnate God;
Our warmer thoughts employs,
L. M. 81. Peace and Hope through Christ's Intercession 1 HE lives—the great Redeemer lives! What joy the blest assurance gives! And now, before his Father-God,
Pleads the full merits of his blood.
And justice, armed with frowns, appears;
Sweet mercy smiles and all is peace.
When sin and Satan join their power,
That Jesus bears us on his heart.
On thee our humble hopes depend :
My dear Redeemer's praise !
The glories of my God and Kings
The triumphs of his grace!
Assist me to proclaim,-
The honors of thy name.
That bids my sorrows cease ;
'T is life, and health, and peace.
He sets the pris'ner free;
His blood availed for me.
Shall feel our sins forgiven;
L. M. 83.
Hosannas to Christ.
That echo thus from Salem's plains ?
Sweetly resound from Zion's hill 3 2 Lo! 't is an infant chorus sings
Hosanna to the King of kings:
Salvation, sent in Jesus' name.
For we will join this song of praise :
To hail the Lord, their righteousness. 4 Proclaim hosannas loud and clear:
See David's son and Lord appear !
C. M. 84.
Jesus, my Trust.
'Tis music to mine ear;
Fain would I sound it out so loud,
That earth and heaven should hear. 2 Yes,-thou art precious to my soul,
My joy, my hope, iny trust;
And gold is sordid dust.
In thee most richly meet;
Nor friendship half so sweet.
And sheds its fragrance there ;-
The cordial of its care.
With my last lab'ring breath;
The antidote of death.
C. M. 85.
God reconciled in Christ. 1 DEAREST of all the names above,
My Jesus and my God!
Or trifle with thy blood ?
The Father smiles again;
The Spirit dwells with men. 3 Till God in human flesh I see,
My thoughts no comfort find;
Are terrors to my mind.
My hope, my joy begins;
His grace removes my sins.
And Greeks of wisdom boast;
And there I fix my trust.