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The Eastern Sages Sought Their Lord

The eastern sages sought their Lord

Author: Thomas Davis
Tune: GERMANY
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The eastern sages sought their Lord,
While loving arms His form could fold;
And, freely as their hearts adored,
Gave myrrh and frankincense and gold.

2 They knew the promised infant King,
Though mean His dwelling, and confessed;
Nor would they other tribute bring
Than sweetest, costliest, and best.

3 And shall not we the Savior own,
And offer gifts, when in the sky
He sits on His eternal throne,
And rules in glorious majesty?

4 O Lord our God, Thy grace impart;
And teach us always to present,
With willing hands and grateful heart,
The best Thou bounteous love hath lent.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9205

Author: Thomas Davis

Davis, Thomas, M.A., son of Dr. H. F. Davis, Rector of All Saints, Worcester, and of Pendock, Worcestershire, was born Feb. 15, 1804. He was educated for the law, and practised as a solicitor for two years. He then entered Queen's College, Oxford, and graduated B.A. in 1833, and M.A. in 1837. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of All Saints, Worcester. In 1839 he was preferred as Incumbent of Roundhay, Leeds. Mr. Davis's works, in which his hymns appeared, are:— (1) Devotional Verse for a Month, 1855; (2) Songs for the Suffering, 1859; (3) The Family Hymnal, 1860; (4) Hymns, Old and New, for Church and Home, and for travel by Land or Sea; consisting of 223 selected, and 260 Original Hymns, Lond., Longmans, 1864; and (5) Annus Sanctus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The eastern sages sought their Lord
Title: The Eastern Sages Sought Their Lord
Author: Thomas Davis
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Hymns Old and New (London: Longman, Green, Roberts and Green, 1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9205
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