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As with Gladness Men of Old

  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 God, may we
    evermore be led to thee.
  2. As with joyful steps they sped
    to that lowly cradle-bed,
    there to bend the knee before
    him whom heav’n and earth adore;
    so may we with willing feet
    ever seek thy mercy seat.
  3. 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.
  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.
  5. 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 forever may we sing
    alleluias to our King.
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Matthew 2:1-12
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