4139. The Magi Came from Lands Afar

1. The Magi came from lands afar,
Led by the guidance of a star,
They journeyed on to Bethlehem,
To seek the Savior, born for them.

2. And there in humble cottage-home,
Unto the heavenly Child they come;
And low before Him bend the knee
In love and deep humility.

3. Nor do they come with empty hands—
They bring the treasure of their lands;
Their costliest gifts they offer thence
Of gold and myrrh and frankincense.

4. They sought the Light, in darkness drear,
And lo, the morn broke full and clear;
The very Light of Light they see,
Though hidden in obscurity.

5. Jesus, our guiding Star, be nigh
Throughout our life, and when we die,
To lead us safely in the way
Which ends at last in perfect day!

Text Information
First Line: The Magi came from lands afar
Title: The Magi Came from Lands Afar
Author: F. Cozens (1894)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Carols for Use in Church, Complete Edition, by Richard R. Chope (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), number 115
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: MAGI
Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons
Meter: LM
Incipit: 53211 23435 32127
Key: A Major
Source: Magi, Herbert S. Irons, 1894.
Copyright: Public Domain



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