373. We Three Kings of Orient Are

1 We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, Moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

Refrain:
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright;
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

2 Born a babe on Bethlehem’s plain,
Gold we bring to crown him again;
King forever, Ceasing never,
Over us all to reign. (Refrain)

3 Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh,
Prayer and praising, Gladly raising,
Worshiping God on high. (Refrain)

4 Myrrh is mine: its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gath'ring gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, Nleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone cold tomb. (Refrain)

5 Glorious now behold him rise,
King and God and sacrifice:
Heav'n sings, "Hallelujah!"
"Hallelujah!" earth replies. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: We three kings of Orient are
Title: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1820-1891
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 88 44 6 with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Epiphany
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Tune Information
Name: KINGS OF ORIENT
Composer: John H. Hopkins Jr., 1820-1891
Meter: 88 44 6 with refrain
Key: G Major or modal



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