ON THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST.The poem isn't original to Troy, and is much older than 1815 - apparently tastes had remained fairly stable?
What sounds harmonious strike the ears!
See! darkness flies, the light appears,
The sun a purer beam displays,
And shines with more distinguish'd rays.
Ev'n nature's self with cheerful grace,
In triumph shews her radiant face.
Odours diffuse, ye spicy beds;
Cedars, bow down your awful heads.
Soft streams, your joys in murmurs tell;
And boisterous waves, exulting swell.
Messiah comes ——in homage now,
Let universal nature bow.
Glory to God, who reigns above,
Fountain of universal love.
Good-will to men that dwell below, ⎫
Let peace on earth eternal flow; ⎬
Thus heavenly breasta in friendship glow. ⎭
Let men redeem'd their joys resound,
And angels pleas'd return the sound
Since wildly through th' abandon'd skies,
Th' arch rebel in confusion flies,
And a new heaven and earth take place,
Which Adam's sons restor'd shall grace.
Northern Budget December 26, 1815: 4 col 1.
The London Magazine December 1734. 660-661.