105. 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 plain,
gold I bring to crown him again,
king for ever, ceasing never
over us all to reign: [Refrain]

3 Frankincense to offer have I,
incense owns a deity nigh;
prayer and praising, all men raising,
worship him, God most 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.
Heaven sings: 'Alleluia';
'Alleluia,' the earth replies: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We three kings of Orient are
Author: Edward John Hopkins (1818-1901)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 88 86 and refrain
Scripture: ;
Topic: Children and All-Age Worship; Church: Worship; Church Year: Epiphany (2 more...)
Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night
Tune Information
Composer: Edward John Hopkins (1818-1901)
Meter: 88 86 and refrain
Key: G Major

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