Scripture Verse

When they were come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.@Matthew 2:11

Introduction

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Eden R. Latta
(1839–1915)

Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in Joy and Glad­ness, ed­ite­d by James H. Fill­more, Sr. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1880), page 16.

Music: Snet­tis­ham J. A. Smith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Visit of the Wise Men
Heinrich Hofmann (1824–1911)

Lyrics

From the east the magi came,
The Redeemer to behold,
And they worshipped Him, and gave
Gifts of incense and of gold.

Refrain

As the magi there did bow,
I would fain have been with them;
But I will adore Thee now,
Blessèd Babe of Bethlehem.

Yes, by faith, I see the star,
Moving westward to the skies,
And I follow, till I see
Where the blessèd Infant lies.

Refrain

Better gift than gold or myrrh,
I to Him may now impart;
Dear Redeemer, take, I pray,
Take the incense of my heart.

Refrain