As with gladness men of old
As with gladness men of old. William Chatterton Dix* (1837-1898). This hymn for Epiphany was written in 1858 or 1859, while the author was suffering from ill health. It was included in the author’s collection Hymns of Love and Joy (1859), written for St Raphael’s Church, Bristol, and it was also in the St Raphael’s hymn book, Hymns for the Services of the Church, and for Private Devotion (1860). It had been selected for a pilot version of A&M in 1859 (its first appearance), and was included (with textual variations from the text in the St Raphael’s version) in the First Edition of 1861, with the tune DIX, adapted for the hymn by William Henry Monk* from a chorale by C. Kocher. This is...
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