Scripture Verse

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. Matthew 2:1


Richard Slater (1854–1939)

Words: Ri­chard Slat­er, in All the World, De­cem­ber 1892.

Music: Nor­man­dy ca­rol, ano­ny­mous (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Slat­er,


When wise men came seek­ing for Je­sus from far,
With rich gifts to greet Him and led by a star,
They found in a sta­ble the Sav­ior of men,
A man­ger His cra­dle, so poor was He then.

Though laid in a man­ger, He came from a throne,
On earth though a stran­ger, in Hea­ven He was known.
How lowly, how gra­cious His com­ing to earth!
His love my love kin­dles to joy in His birth.