176. 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,
West ward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

2 Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I 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 all men raising,
Worship Him, God on high. [Refrain]

4 Myrrh is mine: its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom:
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain]

5 Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice;
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Sounds through the earth and skies. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We three kings of Orient are
Title: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1857; alt.)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 6. with Refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:2-11
Topic: Christ: Epiphany; Christ: Resurrection; Star in the East (1 more...)
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Tune Information
Name: KINGS OF ORIENT
Composer: John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1857; alt.)
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 6. with Refrain
Key: e minor



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




Advertisements