8795. Over Trackless Regions

1 Over trackless regions, from the morning land,
Bearing costly treasures, came a seeking band—
Wise men with devotion, from the morning land.
Wheresoe’er the star led, in the ebon sky,
Thither pressed those wise men, with uplifted eye,
Following the star light in the ebon sky.

2 They would find the young king whom the star foretold;
They would render homage, and their gifts unfold,
Bowing low before Him, whom the star foretold.
Jesu, Son of David, God’s Incarnate Word,
Endless, unbegotten, by the wise adored—
We would bow before Thee, God’s Incarnate Word.

3 Not without an offering would we seek our king;
But with true devotion what is noblest, bring—
With a gift so precious, would we seek our king.
Jesu, King eternal, Son of God, divine,
Man, yet still remaining of the Godhead Trine—
See, our hearts we give Thee, Son of God, divine.

Text Information
First Line: Over trackless regions, from the morning land
Title: Over Trackless Regions
Author: John Brownlie
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11.11
Language: English
Source: Hymns of the Early Church (London: Morgan & Scott, 1913)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: COLPORTEUR by Ernest O Sellers; HERMAS by Frances R. Havergal
Tune Information
Name: ST. BONIFACE
Composer: Henry Robert Gadsby (1875)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11.11
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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