Scripture Verse

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Matthew 2:1–2


Isaac H. Meredith

Words: Bur­ton H. Wins­low, 1903.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wins­low (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Come with the wise men! led by any sign—
This the ho­ly pro­mised One, babe, yet Lord di­vine!
Wonderful stran­ger from the courts above,
In the time ap­point­ed, God’s gift of love.


Homage we ren­der, Thou king and de­fend­er!
Kneeling with wise men great, at love’s ho­ly shrine.
All lands shall own Thee!
As Lord shall en­throne Thee!
Thine is the king­dom, and the glo­ry Thine!

Seek with the wise men! seek, and ye shall find—
Seeking all the world He came, Sav­ior of man­kind!
Wise men are seek­ers, they the tru­ly wise—
See! the Sought for ag­es be­fore you lies!


Kneel with the wise men! ’tis the Lord of all,
At whose feet the saints above now ador­ing fall!
Offer your rar­est, own Him as your Lord;
His a roy­al ser­vice with great re­ward.