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. Matthew 2:1

Introduction

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Richard Slater
(1854–1939)

Words: Ri­chard Slat­er, in All the World, De­cem­ber 1892.

Music: Nor­man­dy Car­ol, an­on­y­mous (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

When wise men came seeking for Jesus from far,
With rich gifts to greet Him and led by a star,
They found in a stable the Savior of men,
A manger His cradle, so poor was He then.

Though laid in a manger, He came from a throne,
On earth though a stranger, in Heaven He was known.
How lowly, how gracious His coming to earth!
His love my love kindles to joy in His birth.