As with Gladness Men of Old is a well known Christmas carol.
- Tune: Dix
- Meter: 77 77 77
- Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 - 1872) adapted by Arranger: William Henry Monk (1823 - 1889).
- Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix (1837 - 1898)
- Music and lyrics copyright: Public Domain
- 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!
- As with joyful steps they sped,
- Saviour, 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!
- 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!
- 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 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!
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