1 Wise men, they came to look for wisdom,
finding one wiser than they knew;
rich men, they met with one yet richer--
King of the kings, they knelt to you:
Jesus our wisdom from above,
wealth and redemption, life and love.
2 Pilgrims they were, from unknown countries,
searching for one who knows the world;
lost are their names, and strange their journeys,
famed is their zeal to find the child:
Jesus, in you the lost are claimed,
aliens are found, and known, and named.
3 Magi, they stooped to see your splendor,
led by a star to light supreme;
promised Messiah, Lord eternal,
glory and peace are in your name.
Joy of each day, our Song by night,
shine on our path your holy light.
4 Guests of their God, they opened treasures,
incense and gold and solemn myrrh;
welcoming one too young to question
how came these gifts, and what they were.
Gift beyond price of gold or gem,
make among us your Bethlehem.
|First Line:||Wise men, they came to look for wisdom|
|Title:||Wise Men, They Came to Look|
|Author:||Christopher Idle (1981)|
|Scripture:||Daniel 2:21; Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 19:10; James 3:17|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|
|Name:||WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT|
|Composer:||Georg Neumark (1657)|