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5 He fhall fulfil thy great decrees,
The Son deferves it well;

Lo, in his hand the fov'reign keys
Of heav'n, and death, and hell!]

6 Now to the Lamb, that once was flain,
Be endless bleffings paid;
Salvation, glory, joy remain

Forever on thy head.

7 Thou haft redeem'd our fouls with blood,
Haft fet the pris'ners free;
Haft made us kings and priests to God,
And we fhall reign with thee.

8 The worlds of nature and of grace
Are put beneath thy pow'r;
Then shorten these delaying days,
And bring the promis'd hour.


Long Metre.

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The Deity and Humanity of Christ.

John i. 1, 3, 14. Col. i. 16. and Eph. iii. 9, 10.


RE the blue heav'ns were ftretch'd abroad,
From everlasting was the Word:

With God he was; the Word was God,
And muft divinely be ador'd.

2 By his own pow'r were all things made;
By him fupported, all things ftand;
He is the whole creation's head,
And angels fly at his command.

3 Ere fin was born, or Satan fell,
He led the hoft of morning ftars ;
(Thy generation who can tell,
Or count the number of thy years?)

4 But lo, he leaves thofe heav'nly forms;
The Word defcends and dwells in clay,
That he may hold converfe with worms,
Drefs'd in fuch feeble flesh as they.

5 Mortals with joy beheld his face,
Th' eternal Father's only Son!
How full of truth! how full of grace!
When through his flesh the Godhead fhone!
6 Archangels leave their high abode,
To learn new myft'ries here, and tell
The love of our defcending God,
The glories of Immanuel.

HYMN III. Short Metre.

The Nativity of Christ. Luke i.

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30, &c.ii.

EHOLD the grace appears,
The promife is fulfill'd;
Mary the wondrous virgin bears,
And Jefus is the child.

2 [The Lord, the highest God,
Calls him his only Son;
He bids him rule the lands abroad,
And gives him David's throne.

3 O'er Jacob shall he reign
With a peculiar fway;

The nations fhall his grace obtain,
His kingdom ne'er decay.]

4 To bring the glorious news,

A heav'nly form appears;

He tells the thepherds of their joys,
And banishes their fears.

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3 Go, humble fwains," said he, "To David's city fly;


10, &c.



"The promis'd infant, born to-day, "Doth in a manger lie.

"With looks and heart ferene, "Go vifit Chrift your King;" And straight a flaming troop was feen; The shepherds heard them fing, "Glory to God on high! "And heav'nly peace on earth, "Good-will to men, to angels joy, "At the Redeemer's birth.

8 [In worship fo divine,


Let faints employ their tongue, With the celeftial hosts we join, And loud repeat their fongs: "Glory to God on high! "And heav'nly peace on earth, "Good-will to men, to angels joy,

"At our Redeemer's birth."]

HYMN IV. Referred to the 2d Pfalm.

HYMN V. Common Metre.
Submiffion to afflictive providences.
Job. i. 21.

AKED as from the earth we came,
And crept to life at first,


We to the earth return again,
And mingle with our duft.

2 The dear delights we here enjoy,
And fondly call our own,


Are but short favours borrow'd now,
To be repaid anon.

'Tis God that lifts our comforts high,
Or finks them in the


He gives, and (blessed be his name !)
He takes but what he gave.

4 Peace, all our angry paffions, then;
Let each rebellious figh

Be filent at his fov'reign will,
And ev'ry murmur die.

5 If fmiling mercy crown our lives,
Its praises shall be spread,

And we'll adore the juftice too
That ftrikes our comforts dead.

HYMN, VI.. Common Metre.
Triumph over death. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
REAT God, I own the fentence juft,
And nature muft decay;


I yield my body to the duft,

To dwell with fellow-clay.

2 Yet faith may triumph o'er the grave,
And trample on the tombs ;
My Jefus, my Redeemer lives,
My God, my Saviour comes.

3 The mighty Conqu'ror fhall appear
High on a royal feat,

And death, the laft of all his foes,
Lie vanquifh'd at his feet.

4 Though greedy worms devour my skin,
And gnaw my wafting flesh,
When God shall build my bones again,
He'll clothe them all afresh.

5 Then shall I see thy lovely face
With strong immortal eyes,

And feaft upon thy unknown grace
With pleasure and surprise.

HYMN VII. Common Metre.

The invitation of the gospel; or, fpiritual food and


clothing. Ifa. lv. 1, 2, &c.

ET ev'ry mortal ear attend,
And ev'ry heart rejoice;

The trumpet of the gospel founds
With an inviting voice.

2 Ho! all ye hungry, ftarving fouls,
That feed upon the wind,
And vainly strive with earthly toys
To fill an empty mind:
3 Eternal Wisdom has prepar'd
A foul-reviving feaft,

And bids your longing appetites
The rich provifion taste.

4 Ho! ye that pant for living ftreams,
And pine away, and die;

Here you may quench your raging thirst
With fprings that never dry.

5 Rivers of love and mercy here
In a rich ocean join;

Salvation in abundance flows,

Like floods of milk and wine.

6 [Ye perishing and naked poor,
Who work with mighty pain
To weave a garment of your own,
That will not hide your fin ;

7 Come naked, and adorn your fouls
In robes prepar'd by God,

Wrought by the labours of his Son,
And dy'd in his own blood.]

8 Dear God! the treasures of thy love
Are everlasting mines,

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