1 Jesus! great and wondrous Star,
Both from Jacob's line and heaven,
Festive gifts from near and far
On this day to Thee are given:
Oh! accept most graciously
What I humbly offer Thee.
2 Saba bringeth gold to Thee;
Lord, I give what thou hast given:
gold of faith receive from me--
Precious gold that counts in heaven!
Prove it, purge it free from dross
In the furnace of the cross.
3 Take the frankincense of prayer;
May it prove a sweet oblation!
Heart and lips shall everywhere
Strive to meet Thy approbation;
Hear and heed my prayer, and then
Seal it with Thy "Yea: Amen!"
4 Take contrition, bitter myrrh;
O how sorely my sins grieve me!
Pardon, healing, peace restore;
Thou art true, and wilt relieve me.
Lord, I praise Thee! and believe
Thou my offering dost receive.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #52a