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• Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconcil'd.'
Christ is born in Bethlehem.'
Born for men, for men to die.
Hail ! thou Sun of Righteousness,
3. L. M. Good l'idings of Great Joy. Luke ii. 10–14.
THE gospel light rolls down the sky,
And frighten'd darkness flies away; Fill'd with ecstatic heavenly joy,
Sweet angels hail the blissful day!
Deep sunk in guilt lay all the world;
The soul-reviving scene unfurl’d. 3.Go, shepherds,' said the angel band,
•Go, and embrace your infant King;
Let heaven and earth with rapture ring.'. 4.Glory to God on high be given,
The bursting, joyful, tidings rolld,
• To bless and save a sinking world.'
Be this our lasting, sweet employ,
4. C, M. Watts.
And heaven and nature sing.
Nor thorns infest the ground;
Far as the curse is found.
And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love.
W and tempt our thoughts ar tongues to. strife,
CHRIST OUR PATTERN.
the angry To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life. 2 O how benevolent and kind !
How mild, how ready to forgive! Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live. 3 To do his heavenly Father's will
Was his employment and delight; Humility and holy zeal
Shone through his life divinely bright. 4 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labour of his life was love, Then, if we bear the Saviour's name,
By his example let us move. 5 Thy fair example may we trace,
To teach us what we ought to be; Make us, by thy transforming grace,
O Saviour, daily more like thee.
6. 7's. Wesley's Coll.
Christ our patiern.
COLY Lamb, who thee confess,
Followers of thy holiness,
Ever ask, what shall I do? 2 Governd by thy only will,
All thy words we would fulfil,
Walk as Jesus did below.
Servant to thy servants here,
All thy life was prayer and love. 4 Such our whole employment be,
Works of faith and charity,
Secret intercourse with God. 5 Early in the temple meet,
And our loving Saviour greet;
Join our praying Pattern there. 6 There by wrestling faith obtain
Power to work for God again;
7. C. M. Rippon's Selection.
And hung its trophies there.
With his expiring breath,
On those who wrought his death, 3 Jesus, thy wondrous love we sing !
And while we sing, admire;
Breathe on our souls, and kindle there
The same celestial fire.
For enemies would pray;
8. L. M. Gibbons.
What were his works from day to day? Sweet miracles of power and grace,
That spread salvation through our race. 2 Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view
Thy pattern, and thy steps pursue;
Be witness'd by each rolling sun.
Who much receives, but nothing gives ;
Creation's blot, creation's blank.
In generous acts luis radiant way,
9. C. M. Doddridge.
ATHER of mercies! send thy grace,
All-powerful from above, To form in our obedient souls,
The image of thy love. 2 0, may our sympathizing breasts,
That generous pleasure know, Kindly to share in others' joy,
And weep for others' woe!
In low distress are laid ;.
And swift our hands to aid.
And hear him saying Lord :"
4 So Jesus flew on wings of love,
To raise us from the ground,
The Example of Christ.
dear Redeemer and my Lord,
I read my duty in thy word; But in thy life the law appears,
Drawn out in living characters.
Such deference to thy Father's will,
I would transcribe and make them mine. 3 Cold mountains and the midnight air
Witness'd the fervour of thy prayer;
Thy conflict, and thy victory too.
More of thy gracious image here,
11. S. M.
Jesus, the Lamb of God,
Groaning beneath your load: 2 Could you but hear him say,
With his expiring breath,
That you may live by faith":" 3 Could you but see him rise, From Jordan's rolling flood,
baptiz'd, Like me your 4 Where is the heart
of stone That would not melt or break;