Redeemed Hymn 139 – As with Gladness Men of Old

“When they saw the star they rejoice, rejoice, rejoice with exceedingly great joy.” -Matt. 2:10

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,

Saviour, to Thy lowly bed,

There to bend the knee before

Thee, whom heav’n and earth adore;

So may we with willing feet

Ever seek the mercy-seat.


3 As they offered gifts most rare

So may we with holy joy,

Pure, and free from sin’s alloy,

All our costliest treasures bring,

Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King.

At Thy cradle rude and bare;

Holy Jesus, every day


4 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.


5 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 for ever may we sing

Hallelujahs to our King.

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