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HYMN 93. C. M,

In a thunder-storm. 1. LET coward guilt, with pallid fear, And justly dread the vengeful fate,

Which thunders through the sky : 2. Protected by that hand, whose law

The threat’ning storms obey, Intrepid virtue smiles secure,

As in the blaze of day.
3. In the thick cloud's tremendous gloom,

The lightning's horrid glare,
It views the same all-gracious pow'r,

Which breathes the vernal air.
4. Through nature's ever-varying scene,

By diff'rent ways pursu'd, The one eternal end of heav'n

Is universal good. 5. When, through creation's vast expanse,

The last dread thunders roll, Untune the concord of the spheres,

And shake the guilty soul:
6. Unmov'd may we the final storm

Of jarring worlds survey,
That ushers in the tranquil morn
Of an eternal day.

V.
MISSION ANDNATIVITY

OF CHRIST.

HYMN 94. c. M. 1. HARK, the glad sound, the Saviour comes,

The Saviour promis'd long ! Let ev'ry heart prepare a throne,

And ev'ry 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 pris'ners 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 nighty

To pour celestial day.
5. He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure,
And, with the treasures of his graee,

T'enrich the humble poor.
6. Our glad hosannahs, Prince of peace!

Thy welcome shall proclain; And heav'ns eternal arches ring With thy beloved name.

HYMN 95 S. M. 1. RAISE your triumphant songs,

To an
Let the wide earth resound the deeds

Celestial grace has done. 2. Sing, how eternal love

Its chief beloved chose, And bade him raise our wretched race

From their abyss of woes. 3. His hand no thunder bears;

No terror clothes his brow;
No bolts to drive our guilty souls

To fiercer flames below.
4. 'Twas mercy fill'd the throne,

No wrath stood frowning by,
When Christ was sent with pardon down

To rebels doom'd to die. 5. Now singers, dry your tears;

Let hopeless sorrow cease ;
Bow to the sceptre of his love,

And take the offer'd peace.

HYMN 96. C. M.

sat, Watching their flocks by night, The angel of the Lord appear’d,

Clad in celestial light.
2. A we-struck the vision they regard,

Appall'd with trembling fear ;
When thus a cherub-voice divine

Breath'd sweetly on their ear: 3."Shepherds of Judah ! cease your fears,

And calm your troubled mind;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring

To you and all mankind.
4. This day almighty love fulfils

Its great eternal word; This day is born in Bethlehem

A Saviour, Christ the Lord. 5. There shall you find the heav'nly babe

In humblest weeds array'd ; All meanly wrapp'd in swaddling clothes,

And in a manger laid. ”.
6. He ceas'd, and sudden all around

Appear'd, a radiant throng
Of angels, praising God, and thus

Warbling their choral song:
7.“Glory to God, from whom on high

All-gracioas mercies flow!
Who sends his heav'n-descended peace
To dwell with man below."

HYMN 97. P. M.
1. HARK! what celestial notes,

What melody we hear!
Soft on the morn it floats,
And fills the ravish'd ear.

The tuneful shell,
The golden lyre,
And vocal choir

The concert swell.

2. Th' angelic hosts descend,

With harmony divine:
See how from heav’n they bend,
And in full chorus join.

Fear not, say they,
Great joy we bring :
Jesus, your King,

Is born to day.
8. He comes from error's night

Your wand'ring feet to save;
To realms of bliss and light
He lifts you from the grave.

This glorious morn,
(Let all attend !)
Your matchless friend,

Your Saviour's born.
4. Glory to God on high !

Ye mortals, spread the sound,
And let your raptures fly
To earth's remotest bound:

For peace on earth,
From God in heav'n,
To man is giv'n,

At Jesusbirth.

HYMN 98. C. M. t. HIGH let us swell

our tuneful notes, And join th' angelic throng ; For angels no such love have known,

T' awake a cheerful song.
2. Good-will to guilty men is shewn,

And peace on earth is giv’n ;
For lo ! th' incarnate Saviour comes,

With messages from heav'n. 3. Justice and grace, with sweet accord,

His rising beams adorn:
Let heav'n and earth in concert join,

Now such a child is born.
4. Glory to God, in highest strains,
Ia highest worlds be paid !

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His glory by our lips proclaim'd,

And by our lives display'd ! 5. When shall we reach those blissful realms,

Where Christ exalted reigns, And learn of the celestial choir Their own iminortal strains ?

HYMN 99. c. M. 1. TOY to the world; the Lord is come ! Let ev'ry heart prepare him room,

And heav'n and nature sing. 2. Joy to the earth; the Saviour reigns!

Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,

Repeat the sounding joy.
3. No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground.
He comes to make his blessings flow

Far as the curse is found.
4. He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love.

HYMN 100 L. M. 1. WELCOME the

hope of Israel's

race,

grace Your hearts in righteousness prepare ;

Behold your wish'd redemption near! 2. See glory bursting from the skies,

O'er Judah's land effulgent rise ;
And fix amidst her coasts its seat,

Where justice, truth, and mercy meet :
3. While faith and hope, their offspring dear,

Attendant on their steps appear ;
And join'd in friendly compact move,

Bless'd with philanthropy and love.
4. Truth in thy lands, 0 earth ! shall spring;

And righteousness, her healing wing

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