173. The Star Proclaims the King Is Here

1 The star proclaims the King is here;
But, Herod, why this senseless fear?
He takes no realms of earth away
Who gives the realms of heav'nly day.

2 The wiser Magi see from far
And follow on His guiding star;
And, led by light, to Light they press
And by their gifts their God confess.

3 Within the Jordan's crystal flood
In meekness stands the Lamb of God
And, sinless, sanctifies the wave,
Mankind from sin to cleanse and save.

4 At Cana first His pow'r is shown;
His might the blushing waters own
And, changing as He speaks the word,
Flow wine, obedient to their Lord.

5 All glory, Jesus, be to Thee
For this Thy glad epiphany;
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: The star proclaims the King is here
Title: The Star Proclaims the King Is Here
Latin Title: Hostis Herodes impie
Author: C. Sedulius (c. 450)
Translator: J. M. Neale, 1818-66
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus, Savior of Gentiles
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Key: E♭ Major
Source: J. Klug, Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1535

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