" To you is born a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."Each word is truth : therefore you may give it un-limited confidence. There is almighty power, for youto rest on ; able, therefore, to bear you up throughtime and eternity. His heart is love : he comes,therefore, to lay down his life for you. And he isChrist the Lord: "God with us:" he, whose "name"is "Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, theEverlasting Father, the Prince of Peace : to you,"therefore, "is born this day a Saviour, which is Christthe Lord."But where is this Saviour to be found 1 ot inkings' courts : not in the schools of science : not inthe seats of merchandise : but "this shall be a signunto you, ye shall find the babe wrapped in swad-dling-clothes, lying in a manger." In a manger] — What dark saying is this ! "Ye shall find the babewrapped in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger!"And it is as though the angel had said, "Rememberthat tins will prove a stumbling block to the Jew,and foolishness to the ( rreek. 'This is the appointedSaviour, set forth to be "the power of God unto sal-vation to every one that believeth."Moreover, thai such an one should come lyi-ng ina manger — God as well aa man— this should raimthe hope of man. That G'od will come as a worm,become acquainted with man. that he might enterTHE AGEL'S SOG. 175into his sorrows — this should raise the hope of man." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitudeof the heavenly host :" for, "are they not all minis-tering spirits, sent forth to minister unto them whoshall be heirs of salvation V When the foundationsof the earth were laid, ' : the morning-stars sang to-gether, and all the sons of God shouted for joy :" andwhen the earth was redeemed, it was to be expectedthat, a multitude of angels would attend this graciouswork ; a multitude of angels did attend, and theysung the song most appropriate to the occasion,"Glory to God in the highest : and on earth peacegood- will to men.''