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Yea, He comes, the Prince of Peace!
2 Hail, hosanna, David's Son,
Be Thou to Thy people blest!
3 Hail, hosanna, David's Son,
Be Thou welcome, gentle King!
All our ills redressing,
2 Still He comes within us,
Still His voice would win us
3 Thus if thou hast known Him,
Not ashamed to own Him,
Heal thee and forgive thee. 4 He who well endureth,
Bright reward secureth;
THOU Redeemer of our race!
Come show the Virgin's Son to earth; Let ev'ry age admire the grace;
Worthy a God Thy human birth! 2 'Twas by no mortal will or aid,
But by the Holy Spirit's might
A Babe yet waiting for the light. 3 As if from honor's royal hall,
Comes forth at length the Mighty One, Whom Son of God and Man they call,
Eager His destined course to run. 4 Forth from the Father's bosom sent,
To Him returned, He claimed His own; Down to the realms of death He went,
Then rose to share th'eternal throne.
5 An equal at the Father's side,
Thou wear'st the trophy of Thy flesh; In Thee our nature shall abide
In strength complete, in beauty fresh.
6 With light divine Thy manger streams,
That kindles darkness into day; Dimmed by no night henceforth, it beams: Shine through all time with changeless ray.
Ambrosius. R. Palmer, Tr.
Choicest Gift of heav'nly grace!
2 Not of mortal blood or birth,
He descends from heaven to earth:
3 Wondrous birth! Owondrous Child
4 From the Father forth He came,
And returneth to the same;
5 Equal to the Father now,
Though to dust Thou once didst bow;
6 Brightly doth Thy manger shine!
Glorious is its light divine:
BABE is born || : in Bethlehem ;: ||
2 He doth within 11: a manger lie, : || Whose throne is set above the sky,
3 Stillness was all || : the manger round, : || The creature its Creator found,
4 The wise men came, ll: led by the star,: || Gold, myrrh, and incense brought from far,
5 His mother is 11 : the virgin mild, : || And He the Father's only Child,
6 Like us, in flesh || : of human frame, : || Unlike in sin alone He came,
7 The Holy Trinity be praised, 'Hallelujah; To God our ceaseless thanks be raised, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.
Angn. Ph. Schaff, Tr.