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|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 Heaven and earth adore:
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek Thy mercy-seat.
|3||Saviour Jesus, every day
Keep us on the heavenly 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.
|4||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.
|William Chatterton Dix, 1837-98|