CONSIDER, O my soul, what morn is this!
Whereon the eternal Lord of all things made,
us, poor mortals, and our endless bliss,
Came down from heaven; and, in a manger laid,
The first, rich,
offerings of our ransom paid:
Consider, O my soul, what morn is this!
Consider what estate of fearful woe
Had then been ours, had He refused this birth;
to sin tossd vainly to and fro,
Hells playthings, oer a doomd and helpless earth!
Had He from us withheld
His priceless worth,
Consider mans estate of fearful woe!
Consider to what joys He bids thee rise,
Who comes, Himself, lifes bitter cup to drain!
look on this sweet Child, whose innocent eyes,
Ere all be done, shall close in mortal pain,
That thou at
last Loves Kingdom mayst attain:
Consider to what joys He bids thee rise!
Consider all this wonder, O my soul;
And in thine inmost shrine make music sweet!
the world, from furthest pole to pole,
Join in thy praises this dread birth to greet;
Kneeling to kiss thy Saviours
Consider all this wonder, O my soul!
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