399. The Star Proclaims the King Is Here

1 The star proclaims the King is here;
But, Herod, why this senseless fear?
For He who offers heav'nly birth
Seeks not the kingdoms of this earth.

2 The eastern sages saw from far
And followed on His guiding star;
And, led by light, to light they trod
And by their gifts confessed their God.

3 Within the Jordan's sacred flood
The heav'nly Lamb in meekness stood
That He, of whom no sin was known,
Might cleanse His people from their own.

4 And oh, what miracle divine,
When water reddened into wine!
He spoke the word, and forth it flowed
In streams that nature ne'er bestowed.

5 For this His glad epiphany
All glory, Jesus, be to Thee,
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Spirit evermore.

Text Information
First Line: The star proclaims the King is here
Title: The Star Proclaims the King Is Here
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Author: Coelius Sedulius, 5th cent.
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Ephesians 1:9; Matthew 2:1-12; John 18:36-37; John 1:29
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WO GOTT ZUM HAUS
Meter: L M
Incipit: 15532 34553 54532
Key: D Major



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