Number: 254
Title: We Three Kings
Composer: John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1857
Author: John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1857
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Theme: Christ's Gracious Life: Birth and Baptism;Christ's Gracious Life: Birth and Baptism;Christian Year: Christmas;Christian Year: Christmas;Christian Year: Epiphany;Christian Year: Epiphany;Jesus Christ

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 light, 
	star with royal beauty bright, 
	westward leading, still proceeding, 
	guide us to thy perfect light.

2	Born a King on Bethlehem's plain, 
	gold I bring to crown him again, 
	King forever, ceasing never, 
	over us all to reign. [Refrain]

3	Frankincense to offer have I; 
	incense owns a Deity nigh; 
	prayer and praising, voices raising, 
	worshiping God on high. [Refrain]

4	Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume 
	breathes a life of gathering gloom; 
	sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, 
	sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain]

5	Glorious now behold him arise; 
	King and God and sacrifice: 
	Alleluia, Alleluia, 
	sounds through the earth and skies. [Refrain]