Number: 66
Title: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Composer: alt.John Henry Hopkins, Jr., 1857; alt. Intro. Robert Stigall, 1988
Author: John Henry Hopkins, Jr., 1857;
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11
Theme: Epiphany

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

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

Opt. solo:
2.  Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,
    Gold I bring to crown Him again,
    King for ever, ceasing never
    Over us all to reign.

Opt. solo:
3.  Frankincense to offer have I:
    Incense owns a Deity nigh;
    Prayer and praising we are raising,
    Worshiping God Most High.

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

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