Hello blog of mine! It’s my first post for the new decade, so, like everybody…
“As with Gladness, Men of Old” was written by William Chatterton Dix. This phrase comes from the second stanza. While there isn’t a ton of information about Mr. William, we do know the hymn was penned during the season of Epiphany.
This photo is part of a series I created for Advent. Advent is a time to pause. To slow down and look forward to future events
And receive mercy.
Here is the full second stanza of “As with Gladness, Men of Old”:
As with joyful steps they sped
To that lowly manger bed
There to bend the knee before
Him Whom Heaven and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek Thy mercy seat.
- Artwork Reflection for Advent: Week 1 (abbyjreed.com)