Composer: John Henry 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: John Henry Hopkins (1857)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 54312 32154 31232
Key: e minor/G Major


We three kings of Orient are

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

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #113
Text: We Three Kings of Orient Are
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #733
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The Cyber Hymnal #7247
Text: We Three Kings
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The United Methodist Hymnal #254
Text: We Three Kings
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Worship and Rejoice #233
Text: We Three Kings of Orient Are


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