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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.


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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    UnregisteredDec 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    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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    UnregisteredDec 3, 2013 at 2:30 am
    I love the song we three kings because it talks about god and the wisemen follow the star to find jesus to praise and love him to worship to all ways stay on the right path to love and share peace and hope grace and family to be withhim inbheaven and not in hell with the bad satent and who will stay like that all ways
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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    The meaning of we three kings is how three mighty kings, knowing their place was to bow and bear gifts to a small babe, left their homes and made a long journey, so they might kneel before a greater king than them. This songs shows the depth of humility which must be nurtured in every human heart, for even those who are great amongst men must bow before god.
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    UnregisteredDec 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    I understand that it was customary for kings of other nations to send gifts when a new king was born to a royal family. These wise kings came with their gifts. They came to Worship this new king. Worship is the best gift we can give Jesus the Son of God.
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    UnregisteredMar 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    The 'star of wonder' is sirius, which is the brightest start in the eastern sky. The three kings are the three stars in the constellation of orion which make up orion's belt, which, if you draw a line thru them and thru sirius, point directly to the place on the horizon where the sun rises on dec 25th, exactly 3 days after the winter solstice on dec 21st. 'born a king on bethlehems plain refers to the location on the horizon where the sun rises on christmas morning. Jesus is actually a mythical representation of the sun, the 'light of the world'. Do your research and you will find that christianity is based on pagan sun worship which precedes christianity by 1000's of years. It's quite a beautiful mythology, along with many other religions which also have their roots in sun worship.

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