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We Three Kings

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by J. H. Hopkins Jr.

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.

Born a babe on Bethlehem's plain;
Gold we bring to crown Him again;
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.

O, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God on High.

O, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

O, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and sacrifice,
Heaven sings, "Alleluia!"
Alleluia!" the Earth replies.

O, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

 

It is a misconceived thought that the wiseman arrived at the stable on the night of Jesus' birth.  They actually arrived about a year later to a house that Mary and Joseph were dwelling in.  We know this because Herod asked when the star appeared and later killed all the children 2 and under.

They had probably started their journey when Jesus was born, because that is when the star would have appeared.  So it could have taken them a year or more to get there, we are not sure.  But the scriptures clearly word it this way

Matthew 2:9-12

And behold the star which they had seen in the east went before them and stood over where the young child was.

When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy

And when they had come into the house they saw the young child with Mary His mother and fell down and worshiped Him.  

And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts unto Him; Gold, frankincense and myrrh

As the wisemen gave gifts so very long ago, so we give to each other as a reminder of the gifts that were given to the Christ child.  All over the world Christmas is celebrated by many nations.  It truly is a wondrous time of year.

 

Jesus loves the Little Children

All the Children of the world

Red and yellow, black and white

All are precious in His site

Jesus loves the little children of the world

I pray that the spirit of giving is in your heart all year round

God Bless you this Christmas Season. 

 

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Mary Did You Know?

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

The Greatest Gift

The Star

Angels We Have Heard on High

Silent Night

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Away in a Manger

A Story of a Man

Fun Things To Do In The Snow

Christmas Shopping

Let It Snow

 

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