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BE YE joyful, earth and sky,

Unto us God's Son came nigh,

He for our salvation
Left God's habitation,
Yes, He left God's habitation.

2 Here the fairest Rose we see,

Blooming forth from Jesse's tree,

He for our salvation
Left God's habitation,
Yes, He left God's habitation.

3 He, the great incarnate Word,

Jesus Christ doth help afford,

He for our salvation
Left God's habitation,
Yes, He left God's habitation.

Anon. H. Brueckner, Tr.

AS JOSEPH was a-walking,

He heard an angel sing,
This night shall be the birthday

Of Christ, the heav'nly K

2 He neither shall be bornen

In housen nor in hall,
Nor in the place of paradise,

But in an oxen's stall.
3 He neither shall be clothéd

In purple nor in pall, But in the fair white linen

That usen babies all. 4 He neither shall be rocked

In silver nor in gold, But in a wooden manger

That resteth on the mould. 5 As Joseph was a-walking

There did an angel sing; And Mary's Child at midnight

Was born to be our King. 6 Then be ye glad, good people,

, This night of all the year, And light ye up your candles,

For His star shineth clear.


138 ALL my heart this night rejoices,

As I hear,

Far and near, Sweetest angel voices; “Christ is born,” their choirs are singing,

Till the air

Now with joy is ringing.

2 Hark! a voice from yonder manger,

Soft and sweet,

Doth entreat, Flee from woe and danger; Brethren, come; from all that grieves you

You are freed;

All you need
I will surely give you.

3 Come, then, let us hasten yonder;

Here let all,

Great and small,
Kneel in awe and wonder;
Love Him who with love is yearning;

Hail the star

That from far
Bright with hope is burning.

P. Gerhardt.
C. Winkworth, Tr.

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New Year

139 JESUS! Name of wondrous love,

Name, all other names above; Name, at which must ev'ry knee

Bow in deep humility.
2 Jesus! Name of priceless worth

To the fallen sons of earth.
For the promise that it gave-

“Jesus shall His people save.” 3 Jesus! Name of mercy mild,

Given to the Holy Child,
When the cup of human woe

First He tasted here below.
4 Jesus! Only name that's given

Under all the mighty heaven,
Whereby man, to sin enslaved,

Burst his fetters, and is saved.
5 Jesus! Name of wondrous love!

Human name of Him above!
Pleading only this we flee,
Helpless, O our God, to Thee!

W. W. How.

140 FROM glory unto glory! !

Be this our joyous song;
As on the King's owr Highway,

We bravely march along:
From glory unto glory!

O word of stirring cheer,
As dawns the solemn brightness of

Another glad New Year.

2 From glory unto glory!

What great things He hath done! What wonders He hath shown us,

What triumphs He hath won!
From glory unto glory!

What mighty blessings crown
The lives for which our Lord hath laid

His own so freely down!

3 The fulness of His blessing

Encompasseth our way; The fulness of His promises

Crowns every brightening day; The fulness of His glory

Is beaming from above, While more and more are taught of God

To know that mighty love.

4 And closer yet and closer

The golden bonds shall be,
Uniting all who love our Lord

In pure sincerity;
And wider yet and wider shall

The circling glory glow,
As more and more are taught of God

That mighty love to know.

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