Friday, December 03, 2004

We Three Kings

Hymn lyrics and Music by John H. Hopkins, Jr.

Verse 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 light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading,
Still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Verse 2

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


Verse 3

Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising,
All men1 raising,
Worshipping God on high.


Verse 4

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing,
Bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone cold tomb.


Verse 5

Glorious now behold Him arise:
King and God and sacrifice;


1Some hymnals read, “Voices”
2Some hymnals read, “Allelujah, Allelujah, Earth to Heav’n replies.” and others read, “Heav’n signs Allelujah; Allelujah, earth replies.”
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