Scripture Verse

When they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11


Archer T. Gurney (1820–1887)

Words: Ma­ria H. Bul­finch, in In­fant Songs, by Will­iam A. Og­den (Belle­fon­taine, Ohio: W. A. Og­den, 1861).

Music: Che­sham Arch­er T. Gur­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Now we bring our Christ­mas treasures,
Loving thoughts and deeds we bring;
Childlike hearts we gladly offer
To the Child, the children’s king.
To the Child, who in the manger,
Lay upon that Christ­mas morn,
When the angels came to tell us
That the children’s king was born.

And He lives throughout the ages,
Lives and reigns in earth and sky;
Angel hosts still sing the glo­ry
Of the children’s king on high.
Yet He cares for children’s praises:
So, with heart and voice we ring;
Glory in the highest, glo­ry,
To the Child, the children’s king.