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We Three Kings
By John H. Hopkins Jr., 1820-1891

Tune: KINGS OF ORIENT 8.8.4.4.6 with refrain
By John H. Hopkins Jr., 1820-1891
Verses: 5
Introduction: Last Line
Key: G High: D Low: D

[MIDI]

We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing figts we travel afar
Field and fountain, Moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night,
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.

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

Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh,
Prayer and praising Gladly raising,
Worshipping God on high.

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

Myrrh is mine: it's bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone cold tomb.

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

Glorious now behold him rise,
King and God and sacrifice:
Heav'n sings, "Hallelujah!"
"Hallelujah!" earth replies.

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


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