334. As with Gladness Men of Old

1 As with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold,
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright,
So, most gracious Lord, may we
Evermore be lead to thee.

2 As with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly manger-bed,
There to bend the knee before
Him whom heav'n and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek the mercy-seat.

3 As they offered gifts most rare
At that manger crude and bare;
So may we with holy joy,
Pure and free from sin's alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ! to thee, our heav'nly King.

4 Holy Jesus, ev'ry day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds thy glory hide.

5 In the heav'nly country bright
Need they no created light;
Thou, its light, its joy, its crown,
Thou its sun which goes not down;
There for ever may we sing
Alleluias to our King.

Text Information
First Line: As with gladness men of old
Title: As with Gladness Men of Old
Author: William C. Dix, 1837-1898
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Liturgical Year: The Epiphany of the Lord
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872
Adapter: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: G Major or modal



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