We three kings of orient are
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|We three kings of orient are|
|SERMONS, ESSAYS AND OPINIONS||
"We three kings of orient are" is a well known Christmas carol usually sung at Epiphany.
- Tune: Kings of Orient
- Meter: 86 86 and Refrain
- Composer: John Henry Hopkins (1820 - 1891)
- Lyricist: John Henry Hopkins (1820 - 1891)
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
|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.
- O, star of wonder, star of might,
- Star with royal beauty bright,
- Westward leading, still proceeding,
- Guide us to the perfect light.
- Born a babe on Bethlehem's plain;
- Gold we bring to crown Him again;
- King forever, ceasing never,
- Over us all to reign.
- Frankincense to offer have I;
- Incense owns a Deity nigh;
- Prayer and praising, all men raising,
- Worship Him, God on High.
- Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
- Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
- Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
- Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.
- Glorious now behold Him arise,
- King and God and sacrifice,
- Heaven sings, "Hallelujah!"
- Hallelujah!" Earth replies.
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