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Wise men seeking Jesus

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1 Wise men seeking Jesus,
Traveled from afar,
Guided on their journey
By a beauteous star.
But if we desire him,
He is close at hand;
For our native country
Is our Holy Land.

2 Prayerful souls may find him
By our quiet lakes,
Meet him on our hillsides
When the morning breaks.
In our fertile cornfields
While the sheaves are bound,
In our busy markets
Jesus may be found.

3 Every peaceful village
In our land might be,
Made by Jesus' presence
Like sweet Bethany.
He is more than near us,
If we love him well;
For he seeketh ever
In our hearts to dwell.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #40

Author: James T. East

Born: January 28, 1860, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. Died: May 28, 1937, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Buried: Mellor Methodist Chapel, near Blackburn. A Methodist minister, East served at chapels in England, Scotland and Wales. He was also a prolific poet and wrote many articles for The Methodist Recorder. Go to person page >

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First Line: Wise men seeking Jesus
Author: James T. East



The Cyber Hymnal #7492
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
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Small Church Music #3167
  • PDF Score (PDF)


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Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #128a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #128b
Small Church Music #3167Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #7492TextScoreAudio
Include 15 pre-1979 instances