O kings from eastern shore

O kings from eastern shore

Author: Marian Froelich
Tune: [O kings from eastern shore]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. O kings from eastern shore,
Why speed ye on your way?
What have ye gained of lore,
Ye rest not night nor day?
The heav’nly sign have we
Read o’er with eager eye,
And written there we see
The King of kings is nigh!

Refrain
Kings of the Orient, hither ye come!
Out of the darksome East, is that your home?
Tidings most wonderful to us ye bring!
Welcome, welcome, welcome we sing!

2. The trappings of your steeds,
The splendor of your state,
The Star that onward leads,
Tell of a purpose great!
Jehovah gave a sign,
And us with wisdom blessed,
And while yon light shall shine,
Our journey’s t’ward the west! [Refrain]

3. Why bear ye in your hands,
Yon gold and spice and gem?
Why haste from distant lands,
T’ward little Bethlehem?
The mystic scroll proclaims
The Star as Judah’s own,
And David’s city names,
Where He shall set His throne! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3541

Author: Marian Froelich

Marian (or Marion) Froelich, 19th Century, was apparently the wife of organist and composer Gideon Froelich. Lyrics-- At Je­sus’ Feet Bring on the Vol­un­teers Cedars and the Pines, The Child of Beth­le­hem, The Christmas Morning Christmas Mu­sic Dare Ye to Stand? Day Is Break­ing, The Easter Af­ter Cal­va­ry Happy Greet­ings Bring­ing Glorious Re­sur­rect­ion Glory to Beth­le­hem God of the Sea­sons Good Ship Zi­on, The Kings of the Or­i­ent Led, Safe­ly Led Nature’s God, Cre­at­or Wise Old New Song, The Our Sab­bath School Press On and Ne­ver Fear Sail Not With­out the Mas­ter Send Out the Life-L… Go to person page >

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First Line: O kings from eastern shore
Author: Marian Froelich
Refrain First Line: Kings of the orient, hither ye come

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The Cyber Hymnal #3541
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