A HYMN FOR TODAY
As with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold,
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright,
So, most glorious Lord, may we
Evermore be led to Thee.
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 its light, its joy, its crown,
Thou its sun which goes not down;
There forever may we sing
Alleluias to our King!
18.104.22.168.7.7 – William C. Dix, 1860
Tune: GLENCOE – Wayne S. Walker, 1994
#693 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012