Advent Hymnals

107. WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
Refrain:
O star of wonder, star of night,
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.

3.
Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising all men raising,
Worship Him, God on high.

4.
Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom:
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stonecold tomb.

5.
Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and sacrifice;
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Sounds through the earth and skies.


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Title We Three Kings of Orient
Key G Major
Titles O star of wonder, star of night,
First Line We three kings of Orient are
Author John H. Hopkins
Year 1941
Composer John H. Hopkins
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Tune KINGS OF ORIENT
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Jesus Christ: His Incarnation and Advent
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