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Was there nothing but a manger
Curfed finners could afford,
To receive the heavenly stranger!

Did they thus affront their Lord?

Soft my child; I did not chide thee,
Though my fong might found too hard;

'Tis thy

* Mother

Nurse that

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And her arms fhall be thy guard.

Yet to read the shameful story,

How the Jews abus'd their King, How they ferv'd the Lord of glory, Makes me angry while I fing.

See the kinder fhepherds round him,

Telling wonders from the sky!

Where they fought him, there they found him,
With his Virgin Mother by.

See the lovely babe a-dreffing;

Lovely infant, how he fmil'd!

When he wept, the Mother's bleffing

Sooth'd and hufh'd the holy child.

Lo, he flumbers in his manger,

Where the horned oxen fed;

Peace, my darling, here's no danger,

Here's no ox a-near thy bed.

*Here you may use the words, Brother, Sifter,

Neighhour, Friend, &c.
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'Twas

'Twas to fave thee, child, from dying,
Save my dear from burning flame,
Bitter groans and endless crying,
That thy bleft Redeemer came.

May't thou live to know and fear him,
Trust and love him all thy days;
Then go dwell for ever near him,
See his face, and fing his praise!

I could give thee thoufard kiffes,
Hoping what I moft defire;
Not a Mother's fondest wishes
Can to greater joys afpire.

CON

CONTENT S.

VERSES on reading Mr. Watts's Poems, facred

to Piety and Devotion

Lyricæ

To Mr. Watts, on his Poemis

To Mr. Watts, on reading his Horæ

To Mr. Watts, on his Divine Poems
To Dr. Watts, on the fifth Edition of his

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The Penitent pardoned,

Hymn of Praise for three great Salvations,

The Incomprehenfible,

Death and Eternity,

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Sun, Moon and Stars, praise ye the Lord,

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Young Men and Maidens, &c. praise ye the Lord, 92

Flying Fowl, &c, praise ye the Lord,

The Comparison and Complaint,

God fupreme and self-sufficient,

Jefus the only Saviour,

Looking upward,

Chrift dying, rifing, and reigning,

The God of Thunder,

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The Day of Judgment, in English Sapphic,

The Song of Angels above,

Fire, Air, Earth and Sea, praise ye the Lord,

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