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THE HE hymns in the Appendix are taken, for the most part, from Hymns Ancient and Modern: those which are copyright in that collection are here reprinted with the kind permission of the proprietors. Hymn No. 351 is inserted with the permission of the publishers.
The numbers on the right-hand of each hymn refer to the tunes in Hymns Ancient and Modern (Revised Edition).
ARK! a thrilling voice is sounding;
Wakened by the solemn warning,
Lo! the Lamb, so long expected,
That when next He comes with glory
With His mercy He may shield us,
Honour, glory, might, and blessing
GOD from on high hath heard,
Let sighs and sorrows cease;
Lo! from the opening heaven descends
Hark! through the silent night
Their joyful songs proclaim that "Go
See how the shepherd-band
Come to the hallowed cave with them
But oh! what sight appears
A manger, stall, and swaddling clothes,
Art Thou the Christ? the Son?
Yea, faith can pierce the cloud
We hail Thee God, before Whose Throne
A silent Teacher, Lord,
Thou bid'st us not refuse
To bear what flesh would have us shun,
To shun what flesh would choose.
Our swelling pride to cure
With that pure love of Thine,
O be Thou born within our hearts
Most holy Child Divine.
HAT star is this, with beams so bright,
It shines to herald forth the King,
And Gentiles to His cradle bring.
See now fulfilled what God decreed,
The guiding star above is bright,
True love can brook no dull delay;
CHRISTIAN, dost thou see them
On the holy ground,
How the troops of Midian
Christian, dost thou feel them,