374. The Star Proclaims the King Is Here

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.

Text Information
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.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Epiphany
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Geistliche Lieder auffs new gebessert, Wittenberg, 1535, ed. Joseph Klug; Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain

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