91. The Star Proclaims the King Is Here

1 The star proclaims the King is here;
But, Herod, why this senseless fear?
For he who came from heaven's throne
Does not desire an earthly crown.

2 The wiser Magi saw from far
And followed on his guiding star,
And, led by light, to Light they pressed
And by their gifts their God confessed.

3 Within the Jordan River stood
The pure and holy Lamb of God;
The Father's voice, the Spirit-dove,
Confirmed the Savior from above.

4 At Cana -- miracle divine --
When water reddened into wine,
The faithful saw his glory shown
And put their trust in him alone.

5 All glory unto Jesus be
And praise for his epiphany,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Spirit evermore.

Text Information
First Line: The star proclaims the King is here
Title: The Star Proclaims the King Is Here
Author: Coelius Sedulius
Translator: John M. Neale
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: d minor
Source: , Rheinfelssisch Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch, Augsburg, 1666

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