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As With Gladness, Men of Old

Something for the weekend.  As With Gladness, Men of Old seems appropriate  for an Epiphany weekend.  It was written by William Chatterton Dix in 1859 on Epiphany.  By profession Dix was the manager of a marine insurance firm.  He wrote many hymns during his lifetime.  He started to do so when he was confined to his bed as a young man suffering from a near fatal illness.  Out of his depression he fastened his faith on the Alpha and the Omega, his hymns being a lasting testament to that faith.

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

5 Comments

  1. thanks for this and for the link– I see he also wrote verses on the Eucharist and wrote Alleluia Sing to Jesus. It is inspirational that he wrote about joy and gladness while sick.

  2. 2nd Cor. 12:10 is a good fit in my opinin; “When I am weak then I am made strong..”
    It is only when we are humbled that we can appreciate the magnitude of Gods Mercy, Love, Forgiveness and share in it.
    Thanks Donald.

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