151. We Three Kings

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.

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;
prayer and praising, voices raising,
worship Him, God on 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:
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 Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1857)
Publication Date: 2010
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11
Topic: God the Son: Epiphany; Christian Year-Epiphany
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of light
Tune Information
Composer: John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1857)
Meter: with refrain
Key: G Major or modal

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