Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, Where is the One who has been born king of the Jews?@Matthew 2:1-2
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Journey of the Magi
James J. J. Tissot (1836-1902)

John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1857 (🔊 pdf nwc). Hopkins wrote this carol for a Christmas pageant at the General Theological Seminary in New York City.

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John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891)

We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

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O star of wonder, star of light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Born a king on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.

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

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

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Glorious now behold Him arise;
King and God and sacrifice;
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Sounds through the earth and skies.

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