143. 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 your splendor see.

2 As with joyful steps they sped
to that lowly infant bed,
there to bend the knee before
Christ, 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 cradle plain and bare,
so may we with holy joy,
pure and free from sin's alloy,
all our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to you, our heavenly King.

Text Information
First Line: As with gladness men of old
Title: As with Gladness Men of Old
Author: William C. Dix (1860)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 77 77 77
Topic: Singing God's Story: Christmas / Birth of Christ
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Arranger: Robert Roth (1989)
Adapter: William H. Monk (1861)
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arr © 1989, Robert Roth

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