We Three Kings

(Em,*B   Text & Music: John H Hopkins, Jr)
Matthew 2:1 - When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, there came wise men from the east.

Verse 1
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We three kings of Orient are; Bearing gifts we traverse a far
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Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yon-der star.

Verse 2
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Born a King on Bethlehem's plain; Bold I bring to crown Him a-gain,
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King for-ever, ceasing never, Over us all to  reign.

Verse 3
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Frankincense to offer have I; Incense owns a Deity nigh.
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Prayer and praising, all men raising, Worship Him, God on high.

Verse 4
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Myrrh is mine: its bitter per-fume. Breathes a life of gathering gloom
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Sorr'wing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

Verse 5
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Glorious now be-hold Him a-rise, King and God and Sacri-fice;
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Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia! Earth to heav'n re-plies.

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O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,
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Westward lead-ing, still pro-ceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.