134. 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 forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign. (Chorus)

3 Frankincense to offer have I:
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, we are raising,
Worship Him, God on high. (Chorus)

4 Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb. (Chorus)

5 Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice;
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Peals through the earth and skies. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: We three kings of Orient are
Title: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Author: John H. Hopkins
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: Isaiah 9:7; Matthew 2:1; Matthew 2:12; Luke 1:13
Topic: Christ: Advent and Birth
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Tune Information
Name: [We three kings of Orient are]
Composer: John H. Hopkins
Key: F Major or modal

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