Translations and paraphrases of several passages of sacred Scripture, collected and prepared by a committee appointed by the general assembly of the Church of Scotland

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Page 1 - To you, in David's town, this day Is born of David's line, The Saviour, Who is Christ the Lord; And this shall be the sign : 4 " The heavenly Babe you there shall find To human view displayed, All meanly wrapt in swathing bands, And in a manger laid.
Page 34 - LORD, we confess our numerous faults ; How great our guilt has been ! Foolish and vain were all our thoughts, And all our lives were sin. 2 But, O my soul, for ever praise, For ever love his name ; Who turns thy feet from dangerous ways Of folly, sin, and shame. 3 Tis not by works of righteousness Which our own hands have done ; But we are saved by sovereign grace, Abounding through his Son. 4...
Page 2 - And in a manger laid." 5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith Appeared a shining throng Of angels, praising God, who thus Addressed their joyful song: — 6 " All glory be to God on high, " And to the earth be peace ; " Good-will, henceforth, from heaven to men,
Page 37 - VAIN are the hopes the sons of men On their own works have built ; Their hearts by nature all unclean, And all their actions guilt. 2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths Without a murmuring word, And the whole race of Adam stand Guilty before the Lord. 3 In vain we ask God's righteous law, To justify us now, Since to convince and to condemn Is all the law can do.
Page 36 - And live, the prophet cries : But Christ performs a nobler cure, When faith lifts up her eyes. 3 High on the cross the Saviour hung, High in the heavens he reigns ; Here sinners, by...
Page 54 - Jesus, my God ! I know His Name, His Name is all my trust ; Nor will He put my soul to shame, Nor let my hope be lost.
Page 4 - HYMN 41. (CM) 1 HARK ! the glad sound, the Saviour comes, The Saviour promis'd long ! Let every heart prepare a throne^ And every voice a song.
Page 55 - God has laid up in heaven for me A crown which cannot fade ; The righteous Judge at that great day Shall place it on my head. 4 Nor hath the King of grace decreed This prize for me alone ; But all that love, and long to see, Th
Page 76 - To royal honours rais'd our head, And made us priests to God ; 2 To Him let ev'ry tongue be praise, And ev'ry heart.
Page 43 - Nor can deserve thy grace." 4 He said, and hasten'd to his home, To seek his father's love; The father saw the rebel come, And all his bowels move. 5 He ran, and fell upon his neck, Embrac'd and kiss'd his son; The rebel's heart with sorrow brake For follies he had done. 6 "Take off his clothes of shame and sin," (The father gives command) "Dress him in garments white and clean, "With rings adorn his hand.

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