66. 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 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, we are raising,
Worshipping God Most 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 Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1857; alt.)
Meter: 8.8.44.6 with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Tune Information
Name: THREE KINGS OF ORIENT
Composer: John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1857; alt.)
Composer (intro.): Robert Stigall (1988)
Meter: 8.8.44.6 with refrain
Key: e minor
Key: G Major
Copyright: Introduction © 1990 Robert Stigall. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



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