When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Matthew 2:1–2
Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.
Words: Burton H. Winslow, 1903.
Music: Isaac H. Meredith (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Winslow (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Come with the wise men! led by any sign—
This the holy promised one, babe, yet Lord divine!
Wonderful stranger from the courts above,
In the time appointed, God’s gift of love.
Homage we render, Thou king and defender!
Kneeling with wise men great, at love’s holy shrine.
All lands shall own Thee!
As Lord shall enthrone Thee!
Thine is the kingdom, and the glory Thine!
Seek with the wise men! seek, and ye shall find—
Seeking all the world He came, Savior of mankind!
Wise men are seekers, they the truly wise—
See! the Sought for ages before you lies!
Kneel with the wise men! ’tis the Lord of all,
At whose feet the saints above now adoring fall!
Offer your rarest, own Him as your Lord;
His a royal service with great reward.