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LUKE, ii. 13, 14.

ind suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying ; Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good-will towards men.

WT. Paul, having said, “ Without controversy, "great is the mystery of godliness; God was mani. " fest in the flesh,” adds among other things, that he “ was seen of angels.” These heavenly worshippers saw the Lord of glory, their Creator and Sovereign, clothed with human flesh, and laid as an infant in a manger; they saw him tempted by the devil in the wilderness, and ministered to him when he had overcome the enemy; they were spectators of his transfie guration on the mount, and of his agony in the garden; they beheld him expire on the cross; they attended his glorious resurrection and ascension ; and when he was exalted in human nature to the mediato. rial throne, they did him homage, and joined the re: deemed in singing, “ Worthy is the Lamb that was

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