As with Gladness Men of Old

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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 led to thee.
As with joyful steps they sped
to that lowly cradlebed,
there to bend the knee before
him whom heav’n and earth adore;
so may we with willing feet
ever seek thy mercy seat.
As they offered gifts most rare
at that cradle rude 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.
Holy Jesus, every 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.
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 forever may we sing
alleluias to our King.

Text Information View on Hymnary

First Line:
As with gladness men of old
Title:
As with Gladness Men of Old
Author:
W. Chatterton Dix
Meter:
7.7.7.7.7.7
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Gospel Acclamation Songs

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
DIX (Kocher)
Composer:
Conrad Kocher (1838)
Meter:
7.7.7.7.7.7
Copyright:
Public Domain