“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)