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Christmas Carols – We Three Kings lyrics

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 king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign
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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: it's bitter perfume
Breaths 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.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Sounds through the earth and skies.


O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light



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    We three kings is a song meant to explain the meaning of the gifts of the wisemen. They brought precious gifts to the young child Jesus to honor him. The gold shows his value and importance: that he is king. The frankincense was an offering of worship, given to show his deity: that he is god. The myrrh was a valuable spice used in embalming, signifying the reason he came was to die for the sins of mankind: he is the perfect sacrifice.
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    Animaniacs get me singing their version.
    Warners: "We three shepards traveling far,oh how we wish that we had a car. We cant sleep cause with the sheep following yonder star. Ohhh, star of wonder, star of light, star of royal beauty bright. Westward leading,still proceeding. Guide us to thy perfect light."

    They sing it in "Little Drummer Warners" There are 3 kings that sing this version too in the episode.
    I love Animaniacs and they brought me here to see the original words. I don't know the meaning of this but I do really like the song and I'm glad I can see the original one. I'm 15 and my name is Rita. This one of my favorites cause Animaniacs sing it. I sing with Animaniacs when they sing. I' glad to see this and I hope I can learn this version. I really like to listen to Animaniacs sing it. I sing with them on my dvd.
    Please don't hate on my thought of this. I love Animaniacs and I really like this song. The song is great! My favorite part is "star of wonder,star of light."
    Goodnight, Everybody.
    -Rita.
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    Actually, Christianity is not based on so called "pagan sun worship". We do not believe that Jesus is the sun, we do not believe that the wise men were stars, and I would like to hear where you got this information from. Maybe ask a Christian about Christianity, rather than asking someone who hasn't touched a Bible in their life. Goodnight, pagans.
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    Sorry, not pagans, atheists. Oh, and good job to those of you who translated it correctly, or just told us why you liked it! However, everyone has their own opinions, and although they may be wrong in my eyes, you are entitled to your opinions.

    My translation:
    This song tells the story of the wise men, traversing very large distances to find Jesus. It speaks of the star God placed in the sky to guide them, it tells of the three gifts that were given to him, and it
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    Roman Historian Josephus
    As Jesus (the real, historical person referred to by the Roman Historian Josephus, and the one on whom Christianity is actually based) was born around April (when the shepherds actually took the flocks out into the fields at night-the weather in winter was too dangerous to men and sheep) this makes any reference selected by modern astronomers to winter star alignments absolutely irrelevant. (And the star systems now aren't exactly where they were 2000 years ago--stars move)
    The date on which we celebrate Christmas was chosen a couple of centuries after the actual event, and based on politics and convenience. The Actual event itself, referred to in the contemporaneous gospels, was in Spring or Summer, because no shepherd in his right mind would be out in the freezing nights of winter.
    Of course, the song which we are analyzing was written relatively recently, by people of the Christian faith, and refers to the passages in the gospels (written within living memory of the event) which was closely followed by Herod's Massacre of the Holy Innocents.
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