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 God, may we
Evermore be led to thee.
As with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly cradle bed,
There to bend the knee before
Him whom heaven and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek thy mercy-seat.
As they offered gifts most rare
At that 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 heav’nly King.
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.
In the heav’nly country bright
Need they no created light;
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown,
Thou its Sun which goes not down;
There for ever may we sing
Alleluias to our King.
Other hymns, worship songs, prayers, sermons excerpts, or quotes posted today:
- Be Thou My Vision at Graces Daily
- Oh, Come, Little Children at The Happy Wonderer
- Second Week in Advent at The Upward Call
- In Gratitude We Give With Joy from Trevin Wax
- Peace on Earth at Tried With Fire
- A Sacred Riddle at Theology for Girls
- Lord’s Day 49, 2014 at The Thirsty Theologian
- Your goodness is no increase to God’s wealth at Blogging Theologically
- Your weekly dose of Spurgeon: A fixed faith at Pyromaniacs
Have you posted a hymn (or sermon, sermon notes, prayer, etc.) today and I missed it? Let me know by leaving a link in the comments or by contacting me using the contact form linked above, and I’ll add your post to the list.