185. 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, gladly raising,
worshipping 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 thro' 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.)
Meter: 8.8.4.4.6.Ref.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Tune Information
Name: KINGS OF ORIENT
Composer: John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1857)
Meter: 8.8.4.4.6.Ref.
Key: F Major



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