Over trackless regions

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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.

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.

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Jesu, Son of David,
God's Incarnate Word,
Endless, unbegotten,
By the wise adored--
We would bow before Thee,
God's Incarnate Word.

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 Godbead Trine--
See, our hearts we give Thee,
Son of God, Divine.



Source: Hymns of the Early Church: translated from Greek and Latin sources; together with translations from a later period; centos and suggestions from the Greek; and several original pieces #66

Author: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Over trackless regions
Author: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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