We Three Kings of Orient Are

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First coming out in print in the book Carols, Hymns and Song during the 1860’s, the well-known Christmas carol, also given the title The Quest of the Magi, was of Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr.’s creation.

Origin of the Carol We Three Kings of Orient Are

This Christmas carol speaks of how the three kings of three foreign kingdoms traveled over mountains and plains with the guidance of the bright night star above Bethlehem to bear their special gifts to the Child Jesus and pay homage to what they also believed was the new born King of Israel, which was a much practiced custom at the time.

This element of the manger scene depicts how God allowed the Gentiles, a term given to non-Jews during the time of Jesus, to also benefit from the salvation that this precious Child was about to bring 33 years from that time. This song is a reminder of how foreigners such as me are so blest to have been permitted to partake in the deliverance from the bondage of sin that can only come from receiving Christ Jesus as our Lord.

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We Three Kings of Orient Are Lyrics

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night. Refrain

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went. Refrain

This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O'er Bethlehem it took it rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay. Refrain

Then entered in those wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence
Their gold, and myrrh, and frakincense. Refrain

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord;
That hath made heaven and earth of naught,
And with his blood mankind hath bought. Refrain

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We Three Kings of Orient Are Music Sheets | Guitar Chords

Music Sheet Source: 8notes.com


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