|Text:||The Star Proclaims the King Is Here|
|Author:||Coelius Sedulius, 5th cent.|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale, 1818-1866|
|Tune:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
1 The star proclaims the King is here;
but, Herod, why this senseless fear?
For he who came from heaven's throne
does not desire an earthly crown.
2 The eastern Magi saw from far
and followed on his guiding star,
and, led by light, to Light they pressed
and by their gifts their God confessed.
3 Within the Jordan River stood
the pure and holy Lamb of God;
the father's voice, the Spirit-dove,
confirmed the Savior from above.
4 At Cana, miracle divine,
when water reddened into wine,
the faithful saw his glory shown
and put their trust in him alone.
5 All glory unto Jesus be
and praise for his epiphany,
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Spirit evermore.
|First Line:||The star proclaims the King is here|
|Title:||The Star Proclaims the King Is Here|
|Author:||Coelius Sedulius, 5th cent. (abr.)|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)|
|Name:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
|Source:||Geistliche Lieder auffs new gebessert, Wittenberg, 1535, ed. Joseph Klug; Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.|