Welcome to Carols at the Kiosk 2022
1 As with gladness men of old
did the guiding star behold,
as with joy they hailed its light,
leading onward, beaming bright:
so, most gracious Lord, may we
evermore be led to Thee.
2 As with joyful steps they sped
Saviour, to your lowly bed,
there to bend the knee before
Him whom heaven and earth adore:
so may we with willing feet
Every seek Thy mercy-seat.
3 As they offered gifts most rare
at your cradle rude and bare,
so may we with holy joy
pure and free from sin's alloy,
all our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee, our Heavenly King.
4 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 your glory hide.
5 In the heavenly city bright
need they no created light;
Thou, its light, its joy, its crown,
Thou its sun which goes not down;
there for ever may we sing
Halleluias to our king.