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KINGS FROM THE ORIENT

--CHRISTMAS-- Roi d'Orient
Tr. Rev.J.E.Ronan / Air de Saboly (1614-1675)



KINGS FROM THE ORIENT


1 Kings from the Orient, Magi royal,
Called by the star to that blest door.
Here 'tis your God claims homage loyal;
Hasten your Savior to adore;
Give Him your love for evermore.
2 In that dark grotto, lowly, lonely,
Glowing, your lamp of Faith shines bright.
Through mystic shadows see Him only,
God and your King from realms of light;
Glory divine from Heaven's height.
3 Humble though great, ye Kings adore Him,
Magi, your treasures yield straight way;
Tenderly lay your gifts before Him;
God, incense, myrrh, your debt to pay;
Offer your hearts without delay.
4 God for the King of kings Supernal,
Myrrh for His dear Humanity,
Incense for God, divine, eternal;
O Holy Magi, you have known
Reason profound for Faith you own.
5 Jesus, dear Lord, our hearts we bring you;
Take them unworthy though they be.
Grant in return the pray'r we sing you;
That with the Magi's Faith in Thee,
Bright star of hope and love we see.

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