364. We Three Kings

1 We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain,
Moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

Refrain:
O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to the perfect light.

2 Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,
Gold I bring to crown him again;
King forever,
Ceasing never
Over us all to reign. [Refrain]

3 Frankincense to offer have I:
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Pray'r and praising,
Gladly raising,
Worship him God on high. [Refrain]

4 Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorr'wing, sighing,
Bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain]

5 Glorious now, behold him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice;
"Alleluia,"
Alleluia!"
Sounds through the earth and skies. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We three kings of Orient are
Title: We Three Kings
Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1820-1891
Meter: 88 44 6 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: ;
Tune Information
Name: KINGS OF ORIENT
Composer: John H. Hopkins, Jr.
Meter: 88 44 6 with refrain
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Carols, Hymns and Songs, 1863



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