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 .
We three kings of Orient are.Bearing gifts we traverse afarfield and fountain, moor and mountain,following yonder star.
Gold I bring, a sign of love;nothing else will be enough.
Loving, caring, honouring, sharing -these build heaven above.
Frankincense my gift to him,sign of faith that will not dim.Knowing, learning and discerning -these we lift to him.
Myrrh is mine. He wishes stilltrue obedience to his will.Justly living, helping, giving -these we shall fulfil.
Though these three to him we give,we much more from him receive:God born with us, strong to save us,
always in us to live!
O Star of wonder, star of nightStar with royal beauty brightWestward leading, still proceedingGuide us to thy Perfect Light
John Henry Hopkins 1820-1891 v1+chorus Ian Phillip Johnson 1935- vv 2-5