A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Friday, November 23, 2007
  Join all ye joyful nations
Join all ye joyful nations,
Th' acclaiming hosts of heaven!
This happy morn
A child is born,
For us a son is given.

The messenger and token
Of God's eternal favour,
God hath sent down
To us his Son,
An universal Saviour!

The wonderful Messiah,
The joy of every nation,
Jesus his name,
With God the fame,
The Lord of all creation;

The Counsellor of sinners,
Almighty to deliver,
The Prince of Peace,
Whose love's increase,
Shall reign in man for ever.

Go see the King of glory,
Discern the heavenly stranger,
So poor and mean,
His court an inn,
His cradle is a manger:

Who from his Father's bosom,
But now for us descended,
Who built the skies,
On earth he lies,
With only beasts attended.

Whom all the angels worship,
Lies hid in human nature;
Incarnate see
The deity,
The infinite Creator!

Gaze on that helpless object
Of endless adoration!
Those infant hands
Shall burst our bands,
And work out our salvation;

Strangle the crooked serpent,
Destroy his works for ever,
And open set
The heavenly gate
To every true believer.

Till then, thou holy Jesus,
We humbly bow before thee,
Our treasures bring
To serve our king,
And joyfully adore thee:

To thee we gladly render
Whate'er thy grace hath given,
Till thou appear
In glory here,
And take us up to heaven.

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