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AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OF OLD

First Line:

As with gladness men of old did the guiding star behold

Songbook: Baptist Hymnal 2008/The Worship Hymnal

Page Number: 193

Song Key: A flat

Language: English

Authors: Wm. C. Dix, Conrad Kocher, arr. Wm. H. Monk

Tune Name: DIX

Themes: Epiphany

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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 to Thee.

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

3 As they offered gifts most rare
At the 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 heav'nly King.

4 Holy Jesus, ev'ry 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.