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The Kings of the East Are Riding

The kings of the east are riding

Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Tune: WALLACE (Hamilton)
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. The kings of the east are riding
Tonight to Bethlehem;
The sunset glows dividing,
The kings of the east are riding,
A star their journey guiding,
Gleaming with gold and gem.
The kings of the east are riding
Tonight to Bethlehem.

2. To a strange sweet harp of Zion
The starry host troops forth:
The golden-glaived Orion
To a strange sweet harp of Zion,
The Archer and the Lion,
The Watcher of the north:
To a strange sweet harp of Zion
The starry host sweeps forth.

3. There beams above a manger
The child-face of a star;
Amid the stars a stranger,
It beams above a manger,
What means this ether-ranger
To pause where poor folk are?
There beams above a manger
The child-face of a star.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3527

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful." Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The kings of the east are riding
Title: The Kings of the East Are Riding
Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #3527
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Scripture Song Database #3354
The Cyber Hymnal #3527TextScoreAudio
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