1 O’er Bethl’hem’s hill, in time of old,
Came wise men from afar,
Bringing their costly gifts of gold,
For they had seen His star.
In princely pomp, with presents meet,
They came to worship at His feet.
2 The silvery lamp thro’ all the night
Led on their eager way,
Until upon His lowly home
Was shed its gentle ray;
And there they found the Infant King,
And on the ground fell worshipping.
3 So, gracious Spirit, by Thy light,
Shine Thou upon our way;
To guide our feet to Christ the Lord,
Who would our homage pay;
For He who is the children’s king
Will not disdain what children bring.
4 For gifts, we give ourselves to Thee,
Our hearts shall be Thy throne;
For gold, we give Thee all our love,
O make it all Thine own!
As incense sweet Thy praise we sing,
And bless Thy name, our Savior King.
Pearse, Mark Guy, son of Mark Guy Pearse, of Camborne, Cornwall, was born at Camborne, Jan. 3, 1842, and educated for the Wesleyan ministry, which he entered in 1863. Mr. Pearse has held important and responsible appointments at Leeds, London, and Bristol, and is at present (1889) associated with the London West Central Wesleyan Mission. His publications number over twenty, in addition to numerous tracts on practical religious subjects, and have attained in several instances to great popularity, Daniel Quorm, and his Religious Notions, and John Tregenoweth being specially well known. His hymns were mostly written in London in 1875, and were published in his little book The Child Jesus, 1875, each hymn having been suggested by one of a serie… Go to person page >