Puslapio vaizdai

6. In vain our haughty reason swells,
For nothing's found in Thee
But boundless unconceivables,
And vast eternity.


Hymn 16. c. M.

Sovereignty and Grace.

HE Lord! how fearful is his name!

THow wide is his command!

Nature with all her moving frame,
Rests on his mighty hand.

2. Immortal glory forms his throne, '
And light his awful robe

Whilst, with a smile, or with a frown
He manages the globe.

3. Adoring angels round him fall,
In all their shining forms,

His Sovereign eye looks through them all, And pities mortal worms.

4. His bowels to our worthless race
In sweet compassion moves;

He clothes his looks with softest grace,
And takes his title Love

5. Now let the Lord for ever reign,
And sway us as he will,

Sick, or in health, in ease, or pain,
We are his fav'rites still.

6. No more shall peevish passion rise,
The tongue no more complain;
'Tis sovereign Love that lends our joys,
And love resumes again.


Hymn 17. L. M.

Y God, my Life, thy various praise,
Shall fill the remnant of my days;

Thy grace employ my thankful tongue,
Till death improve the grateful song.
2. The wings of ev'ry hour shall bear
Some thankful tribute to thine ear,
And ev'ry setting sun shall see
New works of duty done for thee.

3. But who can speak thy wond'rous deeds?
Thy greatness all our thoughts exceeds;
Vast and unsearchable thy ways,
Vast and unceasing be thy praise.
4. Let endless honours crown thy head;
Let ev'ry age thy praises spread;
While we with cheerful songs approve
The condescension of thy love.


Hymn 18. L. M.

The deity and humanity of Christ, John i. 1, 3, 14. and Col. i. 16. and Eph. iii. 9, 10.



RE the blue heav'ns were stretch'd abroad,
From everlasting was the Word!

With God he was; the word was God,
And must divinely be ador❜d.

2. By his own pow'r were all things made;
By him supported all things stand;
He is the whole creation's head,
And angels fly at his command.
3. Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the host of morning stars;
(His generation who can tell,
Or count the number of his years?)


4. But lo! he leaves those heav'nly forms,
The word descends and dwells in clay,
That he may converse hold with worms,
Dress'd in such feeble flesh as they,

5. Mortals with joy behold his face,
Th' eternal Father's only Son,
How full of truth! how full of grace!
When thro' his eyes the Godhead shone !
6. Arch-angels leave their high abode,
To learn new myst'ries here, and tell
The love of our descending God,
The glories of immanuel.

Hymn 19. s. M.

Christ the wisdom of God. Prov. viii. 1, 22-23.

1. HALL wisdom cry aloud,


And not her speech be heard?'

The voice of God's eternal Word.
Deserves it no regard?

2. "I was his chief delight,
"His everlasting Son,

"Before the first of all his works,

"Creation was begun.

3. "Upon the empty air

The earth was balanc'd well:
With joy I saw the mansion, where
"The sons of men should dwell..

4. "My busy thoughts at first

"On their salvation ran,

"Ere sin was born, or Adam's dust "Was fashion'd to a man.

5. "Then come, receive my grace,
"Ye children and be wise,

Happy the man that keeps my ways,
The man that shuns them dies."

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Hymn 20. L. Mi

God the Son equal with the Father. RIGHT King of glory, dreadful God!

B Our spirits bow before thy feet;

To thee we lift an humble thought,
And worship at thine awful feet.

2. Thy pow'r hath form'd, thy wisdom sways
All nature with a sov'reign word:
And the bright world of stars obeys
The will of their superior Lord.
3. Mercy and truth unite in one,
And smiling sit at thy right hand
Eternal justice guards thy throne,


And vengeance waits thy dread command. 4. A thousand seraphs strong and bright Stand round the glorious Deity; But who amongst the sons of light, Pretends comparison with thee? 5. Yet there is one of human frame, Jesus, array'd in flesh and blood, Thinks it no arrogance to claim › A full equality with God.

6. There glory shines with equal beams; Their essence is for ever one,

Though they are known by diff'rent names,

The Father God, and God the Son,

7: Then let the name of Christ our King With equal honours be ador'd;


His praise let ev'ry angel sing,
And all the nations own the Lord.

Hymn 21. C. M.

The incarnation of Christ. Luke ii. 14.
ORTALS, awake, with Angels join,
And chant the solemn lay,

Joy, love, and gratitude, combine
To hail th' auspicious day.

2. In heav'n the rapt'rous song began,
In sweet seraphic fire

Thro' all the shining legions ran,
And strung and tun'd the lyre.

3. Swift through the vast expanse it flew,
And loud the echo roll❜d;

The theme, the song, the joy was new,
'Twas more than heav'n could hold.

4. Down thro' the portals of the sky
Th' impetuous torrent ran;
And Angels flew with eager joy
To bear the news to man.
5. Hark! the Cherubic armies shout,
And glory leads the song;

Good-will, and peace are heard throughout
Th' harmonious, Angel-throng.

6. With joy the chorus we'll repeat,
"Glory to God on high;

"Good-will and peace are now complete, "Jesus was born to die."

7. Hail, Prince of life, forever hail!
Redeemer, brother, friend!

Tho' earth, and time, and life should fail,
Thy praise shall never end.

Hymn 22. c. M.

For the Nativity of our blessed Lord and Saviour. Luke ii. 8-15.

WHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by


1.W All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.

Fear not," said he, for mighty dread

seiz'd their troubled mind;


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