233. 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, voices 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 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., 1820-1891
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 8.8.8.6.Ref.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2; John 1:9; Matthew 2:1-12
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: KINGS OF ORIENT
Composer: John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1820-1891
Meter: 8.8.8.6.Ref.
Key: e minor or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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