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|LET us all, with grateful praises,
Join to bless the glorious morn,
When the Lord, the loving Jesus,
Into human flesh was born.
|2||When the heavenly host, assembled,
Gazed with wonder from the sky,
Angels joyed, and devils trembled,
Neither knowing fully why.
|3||Long had Satan reigned imperious,
Till the woman’s promised Seed,
Born a babe, by birth mysterious,
Came to bruise the serpent’s head.
|4||Now, our Lord, we fall before Thee,
Saviour, God, we all adore;
To Theekingdom, power and glory
Be ascribed for evermore.
|5||Glory to our God be given,
In the highest heights, and then
Peace on earthproclaimed by Heaven
Peace and great goodwill to men.
|Joseph Hart, 1712-68|