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We three kings of Orient are

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1 We three kings of Orient are;
bearing gifts we traverse afar,
field and fountain, moor and mountain,
following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of light,
star with royal beauty bright,
westward leading, still proceeding,
guide us to thy perfect light.

2 Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,
gold I bring to crown him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
over us all to reign. [Refrain]

3 Frankincense to offer have I;
incense owns a Deity nigh;
prayer and praising, voices raising,
worshiping God on high. [Refrain]

4 Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
breathes a life of gathering gloom;
sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain]

5 Glorious now behold him arise;
King and God and sacrifice:
Alleluia, Alleluia,
sounds through the earth and skies. [Refrain]

United Methodist Hymnal, 1989

Author: John H. Hopkins

John Henry Hopkins, Jr., American ecclesiologist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 28, 1820, the eldest son of pioneer parents, the father from Dublin, and the mother from Hamburg. His father was successively ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest, and second Episcopal bishop of Vermont, becoming presiding bishop in 1865. The son reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1839, he worked as a reporter in New York City while studying law. From 1842 to 1844, he tutored the children of Bishop Elliott of Savannah, Georgia, returning to take his M.A. from Vermont in 1845. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1850 and was ordain… Go to person page >



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Ancient and Modern #105

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #805

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #151


Chalice Hymnal #172

Church Family Worship #99

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #201

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Common Praise #91

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #724

Complete Mission Praise #740

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Gather (3rd ed.) #463

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Gather Comprehensive #373

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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #382

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Glory to God #151


Hymnal 1982 #128


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #148

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Hymns of Faith #134

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Hymns of Promise #161

Hymns Old and New #537


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #273

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #197

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Presbyterian Hymnal #66

Rejoice Hymns #221

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Rejoice in the Lord #225

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #137

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Sing Joyfully #220

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Singing Our Faith #117

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #427

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The Celebration Hymnal #288

The Christian Life Hymnal #140


The Cyber Hymnal #7247

The Family Hymnal #45

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #166

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The United Methodist Hymnal #254

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #97

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Timeless Truths #1010

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With One Voice #646

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Worship (3rd ed.) #406

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Worship and Rejoice #233


Worship in Song #95

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