81 The Inauguration. C. M.
I See, from on high, a light divine
On Jesus' head descend ;
And hear the sacred voice from heaven,
That bids us all attend : —
2 '■ This is my well-beloved Son,"
Proclaimed the voice Divine :
" Hear him," his Heavenly Father said,
" For all his words are mine."
3 His mission thus confirmed from heaven,
The great Messiah came,
82 RETURN. C. M.
And heavenly wisdom taught to man,
In God, the Father's name.
4 The path of heavenly peace he showed,
That leads to bliss on high,
Where all his faithful foll'wers here
Shall live, no more to die.
5 O may we then, who own him Lord,
And his loved name profess,
By all our words and actions prove
That we his mind possess.
I. Mor-tals, a-wake, with an gels join; And chant the sol emn lay;
Joy, love, and grat - i - tude, com - bine
hai"l th'au spic - ious day.
The Incarnation. C. M.
I Mortals, awake, with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay:
Joy, love, and gratitude, combine
To hail th' auspicious day.
2 In heaven the rapt'rous song began,
And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining legions ran,
And strung and tuned the lyre.
3 Swift through the vast expanse it flew,
And loud the echo rolled :
The theme, the song, the joy was new,
Twas more than heaven could hold.
4 Down through the portals of the sky
Th' impetuous torrent ran;
And angels flew with eager joy
To bear the news to man.
5 With jov the chorus we'll repeat,
Glorv to God on high !
Good-will and peace are now complete:
Jesus was born to die."
83 The Guiding Star. C. M.
I Bright was the guiding star, that led,
With mild, benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowdy bed
Where our Redeemer lav.
2 But, lo ! a brighter, clearer light
Now points to his abode ;
It shines through sin and sorrow's night,
To guide us to our Lord.
3 O, haste, to follow where it leads;
The gracious call obey,
Be rugged wilds, or flow'ry meads,
The Christian's destined way.
4 O, gladly tread the narrow path,
While light and grace are giv'n :
Who meekly follow Christ on earth
Shall reign with him in heav'n.
Spir. of the Ps.