63. 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 glorious Lord, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.

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

3 As they offered gifts most rare
At that manger 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 heavenly King.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: As with gladness men of old
Title: As with Gladness Men of Old
Author: William C. Dix
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Abridger: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Key: G Major
Source: The English Hymnal, 1906, harm. from



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