128. 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.

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 for ever,
ceasing never
over us all to reign. [Refrain]

3. Frankincense to offer have I:
incense owns a Deity nigh;
prayer and praising,
gladly raising,
worship him, God Most 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;
heaven sings alleluia:
the earth replies. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We three kings of Orient are
Author: John Henry Hopkins, Jr. 1820-1891 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Meter: 88. 446 with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Composer: John Henry Hopkins, Jr., 1820-1891
Meter: 88. 446 with Refrain

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