As with Gladness Men of Old

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Music by Conrad Kocher
Lyrics by William Chatterton Dix

VERSE 1

G       D   G    C   D7 G 
As with gladness men of old,

C   D7  G   C   G    D G 
Did the guiding star behold;

        D   G    C      D7  G 
As with joy they hailed its light,

C   D7  G C     G   D   G 
Leading onward, beaming bright,

    D7   G        D7        G 
So, most gracious Lord, may we 

C D7 G    C  G   D7 G 
Ever more be led to Thee. 

  
VERSE 2

G       D  G   C     D7   G 
As with joyful steps they sped,

C  D7   G  C  G  D   G 
To that lowly manger bed,

         D    G   C    D7 G 
There to bend the knee before,

C   D7   G      C   G     D G 
Him whom heav'n and earth adore,

    D7  G       D7      G 
So, may we with willing feet,

C D7 G    C   G  D7 G 
Ever seek the mercy seat. 

  
VERSE 3

G       D G     C     D7   G 
As they offered gifts most rare,

C  D7   G  C   G    D   G 
At that manger rude and bare,

       D  G    C D7 G 
So may we with holy joy,

C    D7  G    C    G     D G 
Pure and free from sin's alloy,

    D7  G         D7        G 
All our costliest treasures bring,

G       D7 G    C   G     D7 G 
Christ, to Thee our heav'nly King. 

  
VERSE 4

G    D G    C  D7 G 
Holy Jesus, every day,

C    D7 G  C   G  D   G 
Keep us in the narrow way;

         D    G  C      D7  G 
And when earthly things are past,

C     D7  G  C     G     D  G 
Bring our ransomed souls at last,

      D7   G       D7      G 
Where they need no star to guide,

C     D7 G      C   G  D7 G 
Where no clouds Thy glory hide. 

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Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major D Major D7 G Major
Guitar C Major D Major D7 G Major
Mandolin C Major D Major D7 G Major
Piano C Major D Major D7 G Major
Ukulele C Major D Major D7 G Major

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