We Three Kings

We three kings have come from afar. Bearing gifts, we follow your star.
Jesus, born to rule with justice, lead us to where you are.

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O, star of wonder, star of night, star that burns with beauty bright,
Lead us on, for we will follow, guide us through the dark of night.

[Melchior]

Born so poor, but soon to be king, for your crown, pure gold I bring.
Rule with justice, end all tyranny; and on earth let freedom ring.

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[Caspar]

Frankincense to Mary I bring, with a fragrance fit for a king.
God of glory, we will serve you; with hope and joy we sing.

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[Balthazar]

Myrrh I bring, its bitter perfume, warns us of a time of gloom.
When his dead and broken body lies in a cold, stone tomb.

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Glorious now, behold the child; son of Mary, meek and mild.
God now calls us all to follow him, to become reconciled.

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An American carol.
Words edited by Robert Traer.


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