|Text:||The Star Proclaims the King Is Here|
|Translator:||John M. Neale|
|Tune:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
1 The star proclaims the King is here;
But, Herod, why this senseless fear?
He takes no realms of earth away
Who gives the realms of heav'nly day.
2 The wiser Magi see from far
And follow on His guiding star;
And, led by light, to light they press
And by their gifts their God confess.
3 Within the Jordan's crystal flood
In meekness stands the Lamb of God
And, sinless, sanctifies the wave,
Mankind from sin to cleanse and save.
4 At Cana first His power is shown;
His might the blushing waters own
And, changing as He speaks the word,
Flow wine, obedient to their Lord.
5 All glory, Jesus, be to Thee
For this Thy glad epiphany;
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost forevermore.
|First Line:||The star proclaims the King is here|
|Title:||The Star Proclaims the King Is Here|
|Latin Title:||Hostis hrodes imple|
|Translator:||John M. Neale (1852, alt.)|
|Author:||Coelius Sedulius (c. 450)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Epiphany|
|Name:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
|Source:||"Geistliche Lieder," Wittenberg, 1535|