173. As with Gladness

1 As with gladness sages bold
did the guiding star behold;
as with joy they hailed its light,
leading onward, beaming bright,
so, true Morning Star, may we
evermore your splendor see.

2 As with joyful steps they sped
to that lowly manger bed,
there to bend the knee before
One whom heaven and earth adore,
so, may we with willing feet
ever seek your mercy seat.

3 As they offered gifts most rare
at that manger plain and bare,
so may we with holy joy,
pure and free from sin's alloy,
all our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to you from whom they spring.

4 Holy Jesus, every day
keep us in the narrow way;
and when earthly things are past,
bring our ransomed lives at last
where they need no star to guide,
where no clouds thy glory hide.

Text Information
First Line: As with gladness sages bold
Title: As with Gladness
Author: William C. Dix (1861, alt.)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Epiphany; Christian Year: Epiphany; Jesus Christ (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Arranger: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: G Major



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