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Yea, He comes, the Prince of Peace!
Zion's daughter, O rejoice!
Shout aloud, Jerusalem!

2 Hail, hosanna, David's Son,

Be Thou to Thy people blest!
Thine eternal kingdom come!
Praise be sung to Thee on high !
Hail, hosanna, David's Son,
Be Thou to Thy people blest!

3 Hail, hosanna, David's Son,

Be Thou welcome, gentle King!
Firmly stands Thy throne of peace,
Thou, the Father's only Son!
Hail, hosanna, David's Son,
Be Thou to Thy people blest!

H. Ranke.
H. Brueckner, Tr.

86

ONCE
NCE He came in blessing,

All our ills redressing,
Came in likeness lowly,
Son of God most holy;
Bore the cross to save us,
Hope and freedom gave us.

2 Still He comes within us,

Still His voice would win us
From the sins that hurt us;
Would to truth convert us
From our foolish errors,
Ere He comes in terrors.

3 Thus if thou hast known Him,

Not ashamed to own Him,
Nor dost love Him coldly,
But will trust Him boldly,
He will now receive thee,

Heal thee and forgive thee. 4 He who well endureth,

Bright reward secureth;
Come then, O Lord Jesus,
From our sins release us;
Let us here confess Thee,
Till in heaven we blėss Thee.

J. Horn.
C. Winkworth, Tr.

87 O

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
That flesh the Word of God was made,

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.

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COME, Thou Savior of our race,

Choicest Gift of heav'nly grace!
O Thou blesséd Virgin's Son,
Be Thy race on earth begun.

2 Not of mortal blood or birth,

He descends from heaven to earth:
By the Holy Ghost conceived,
Truly man to be believed.

3 Wondrous birth! Owondrous Child
Of the virgin, undefiled!
Though by all the world disowned,
Still to be in heav'n enthroned.

4 From the Father forth He came,

And returneth to the same;
Captive leading death and hell,
High the song of triumph swell.

5 Equal to the Father now,

Though to dust Thou once didst bow;
Boundless shall Thy kingdom be;
When shall we its glories see?

6 Brightly doth Thy manger shine!

Glorious is its light divine:
Let not sin o'ercloud this light,
Ever be our faith thus bright.

Ambrosius.
W. M. Reynolds, Tr.

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BABE is born || : in Bethlehem ;: ||
Therefore rejoice, Jerusalem,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

2 He doth within 11: a manger lie, : || Whose throne is set above the sky,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

3 Stillness was all || : the manger round, : || The creature its Creator found,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

4 The wise men came, ll: led by the star,: || Gold, myrrh, and incense brought from far,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

5 His mother is 11 : the virgin mild, : || And He the Father's only Child,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

6 Like us, in flesh || : of human frame, : || Unlike in sin alone He came,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

7 The Holy Trinity be praised, 'Hallelujah; To God our ceaseless thanks be raised, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Angn. Ph. Schaff, Tr.

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