1 The star proclaims the King is here;
But, Herod, why this senseless fear?
For He who offers heav'nly birth
Seeks not the kingdoms of this earth.
2 The eastern sages saw from far
And followed on His guiding star;
And, led by light, to light they trod
And by their gifts confessed their God.
3 Within the Jordan's sacred flood
The heav'nly Lamb in meekness stood
That He, of whom no sin was known,
Might cleanse His people from their own.
4 And oh, what miracle divine,
When water reddened into wine!
He spoke the word, and forth it flowed
In streams that nature ne'er bestowed.
5 For this His glad epiphany
All glory, Jesus, be to Thee,
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Spirit evermore.
|First Line:||The star proclaims the King is here|
|Title:||The Star Proclaims the King Is Here|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale, 1818-66|
|Author:||Coelius Sedulius, 5th cent.|
|Name:||WO GOTT ZUM HAUS|
|Incipit:||15532 34553 54532|