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January 2018


7th January 2018

Three Kings from Persian lands afar

To Jordan follow the pointing star:

And this the quest of the travellers three,

Where the new-born King of the Jews may be.

Full royal gifts they bear for the King;

Gold, incense, myrrh are their offering.

 

How brightly shines the morning star!

With grace and truth from heaven afar

Our Jesse tree now bloweth.

 

The star shines out with a steadfast ray;

The kings to Bethlehem make their way,

And there in worship they bend the knee,

As Mary’s child in her lap they see;

Their royal gifts they show to the King;

Gold, incense, myrrh are their offering.

 

Of Jacob’s stem and David’s line,

For thee, my Bridegroom, King divine,

My soul with love o’erfloweth.

 

Thou child of man, lo, to Bethlehem

The Kings are travelling, travel with them!

The star of mercy, the star of grace,

Shall lead thy heart to its resting place.

Gold, incense, myrrh thou canst not bring;

Offer thy heart to the infant King.

 

The Traditional Epiphany music from Peter Cornelius