As With Gladness Men of Old Lyrics
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 led by thee.
2 As with joyful steps they sped,
Savior, to thy lowly bed,
there to bend the knee before
thee, whom heaven and earth adore,
so may we with willing feet
ever seek thy mercy seat.
3 As they offered gifts most rare
at thy 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 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.
5 In the heavenly 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!
As With Gladness Men of Old Hymn Story
“As with Gladness Men of Old” is a hymn that was written by William Chatterton Dix. This hymn was inspired by the genealogy of Jesus as found in Matthew 1:1-11. It was written in 1858 while William Chatterton Dix was recovering from illness.
In his life he wrote other hymns including, Come Unto Me, Ye Weary Hymn Story and Lyrics.
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