As With Gladness Men Of Old

This is a reworking of the old traditional Christmas carol ‘As with gladness men of old’. Some of the original verses have been tweaked a bit (or omitted) and it comes with an arrangement that works well for a worship band rather than an organist – so should hopefully fit in well within a modern worship setting.

I have also added in a tag / chorus section near the end which helps to lift the song to a nice crescendo.

As With Gladness

CCLI Number: 5855410

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

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

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 it’s joy, its light, its crown
Thou its sun which goes not down
There forever may we sing
Alleluias to our King

Alleluia to the King
Alleluia to the King (repeat)

To the King, to the King we sing (repeat)

Alleluia to the King
Alleluia to the King (repeat)

Original words by William Chatterton Dix (1831 – 98), additional bridge by Matt McChlery. Meloldy by C.Kocher (1786 – 1872) adapted by W. H. Monk (1823 – 89), chordal arrangement by Matt McChlery.
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