As With Gladness Men Of Old

Written by: Conrad Kocher, William Chatterton Dix

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Original Key: A


Verse 1:
A       E/G♯     A     Esus4   E   Asus4     A
As with glad  -  ness  men     of   old
Bm7       A2/C♯           D2/F♯          E/G♯
Did  the   guid   -  ing   star     be - hold;
F♯m7         C♯/E♯    F♯m     Bm2      Bm   C♯
As   with    joy      they    hailed   its  light
D2    D     A/C♯          Bm     Bm7    E7
Lea - ding  on -    ward, bea  - ming  bright,
A       A/G       F♯m      D2
So most grac-ious God, may we
Bm7      A/C♯      E7sus4   E7   A
Ever  -  more  be   led     by   Thee.
Verse 2:
A        E/G♯    A    Esus4   E     Asus4    A
As with  joy  -  ful  steps   they  sped,
Bm7      A2/C♯       D2/F♯      E/G♯
Saviour,  to    Thy  low - ly   bed,
F♯m7       C♯/E♯    F♯m     Bm2   Bm    C♯
There  to  bend     the     knee  be  - fore,
D2   D    A/C♯        Bm     Bm7    E7
Thee whom heaven  and earth  ad  -  ore,
A       A/G      F♯m     D2
So may  we  with willing feet
Bm7    A/C♯       E7sus4    E7     A
Ever   seek  Thy  mer   -   cy  -  seat.
Verse 3:
A       E/G♯    A     Esus4   E     Asus4   A
As they off  -  ered  gifts   most  rare
Bm7       A2/C♯         D2/F♯        E/G♯
At   Thy  cra   -  dle  rude   and   bare,
F♯m7      C♯/E♯     F♯m     Bm2    Bm   C♯
So  may    we       with    ho  -  ly   joy,
D2    D     A/C♯      Bm      Bm7     E7
Pure, and   free from sin's   all -   oy,
A       A/G          F♯m          D2
All our cost - liest trea - sures bring,
Bm7        A/C♯      E7sus4    E7    A
Christ, to Thee, our heav   -  enly King.
Verse 4:
A      E/G♯      A    Esus4    E     Asus4    A
Holy   Je   -   sus,   ev  -   ery    day
Bm7      A2/C♯      D2/F♯       E/G♯
Keep us   in   the  nar -  row  way;
F♯m7       C♯/E♯    F♯m   Bm2    Bm   C♯
And, when  earth -  ly   things  are  past,
D2    D    A/C♯          Bm     Bm7   E7
Bring our  ran  -  somed souls  at    last
A          A/G     F♯m     D2
Where they need no star to guide,
Bm7      A/C♯       E7sus4   E7   A
Where no clouds Thy glo  -   ry hide
Verse 5:
A      E/G♯   A     Esus4    E    Asus4    A
In the heav - enly  coun  -  try  bright
Bm7       A2/C♯          D2/F♯         E/G♯
Need they  no    cre  -   a  -   ted   light;
F♯m7        C♯/E♯     F♯m     Bm2     Bm    C♯
Thou  its   light,    its     joy,    its   crown,
D2    D    A/C♯       Bm   Bm7   E7
Thou  its  sun, which goes not   down.
A           A/G     F♯m     D2
There for - ever    may we sing
Bm7        A/C♯    E7sus4     E7   A
Halle  -  lujahs    to        our King.

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 by Thee

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

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
Hallelujahs to our King

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