We 3 Kings Of Orient Are Lyrics to 'We Three Kings Of Orient Are' below was written by Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr in 1857.



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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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O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

 


Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.

 

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

 

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Myrrh is mine: Its bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

 

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Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, Alleluia
Sounds through the earth and skies.

 

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The song of the Three Kings - Star of Wonder

The 3 oriental sages bring gifts from their homelands far away. The wondrous star filled with such beauty, shining brightly in the night's sky leads them as it proceeds to the west. In Bethlehem the eternal King is born, He will be the ruler of kings and the 1st king bears the gift of gold to honor him as king. The gift of frankincense is brought by the 2nd king since incense is fitting for prayers to, and the praise and worship of God. The gift that the 3rd king bears is Myrrh, for the life He leads will be difficult and his sacrificial death will follow. He will then arise to be all three: The sacrifice, our God and King of Kings.