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“Jesus.” Luke 1. 31-33; 2. 10-14

I. Watts                            S.M.

  1

Behold! the grace appears,
The promise is fulfilled!
Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears,
And Jesus 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 sway;
The nations shall his grace obtain,
His kingdom ne’er decay.]

4
To bring the glorious news
A heavenly form appears;
He tells the shepherds of their joys,
And banishes their fears.

5
“Go, humble swains,” said he,
“To David’s city fly,
The promised Infant born today
Does in a manger lie.

6
“With looks and hearts serene,
Go visit Christ, your King”;
And straight a flaming troop was seen;
The shepherds heard them sing:

7
“Glory to God on high,
And heavenly peace on earth;
Good will to men, to angels joy,
At the Redeemer’s birth!”

8
[In worship so divine
Let saints employ their tongues;
With the celestial host we join,
And loud repeat their songs:

9
“Glory to God on high,
And heavenly peace on earth;
Good will to men, to angels joy,
At the Redeemer’s birth!”]