Scripture Verse

Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? Matthew 2:1–2


George MacDonald

Words: George Mac­Don­ald, A Three­fold Cord: Po­ems by Three Friends 1883.

Music: Child­hood H. Wal­ford Da­vies, 1923 (🔊 pdf nwc).

H. Walford Davies


They all were looking for a king
To slay their foes and lift them high;
Thou cam’st a little Baby thing
That made a woman cry.

O Son of Man, to right my lot
Naught but Thy presence can avail;
Yet on the road Thy wheels are not,
Nor on the sea Thy sail.

My fancied ways why should’st Thou heed?
Thou com’st down Thine own secret stair;
Com’st down to answer all my need,
Yes, every bygone prayer.