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There Came Three Kings, Ere Break of Day   3 comments

There Came Three Kings

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = Common Service Book (1917), Lutheran

Words by Gerard Moultrie (1829-1885), a priest of The Church of England, an author of hymns, and a translator of hymns

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/feast-of-gerard-moultrie-september-23/

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1.  There came three kings, ere break of day,

All on Epiphanie;

Their gifts they bare, both rich and rare,

All, all, Lord Christ, for Thee;

Gold, frankincense, and myrrh are there.

Where is the King?  O where?  O where?

O where is the King?  O where?

2.  The Star shone brightly overhead,

The air was calm and still,

O’er Bethlehem’s fields its rays were shed,

The dew lay on the hill.

We see no throne, no palace fair,

Where is the King?  O where?  O where?

O where is the King?  O where?

3.  An old man knelt at a manger low,

A Babe lay in the stall;

The starlight played on the Infant brow,

Deep silence lay o’r all;

A maiden bent o’er the Babe in prayer:

There is the King!  O there!  O there!

O there is the King!  O there!