Wise Women and Men

When Herod was king back when Jesus was born,

some Eastern astrologers wise,

came seeking to worship the child of the morn,

whose star they had seen at its rise.

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Wise women and men still come seeking the One

Whose star over Bethlehem shone.

Whatever our gifts, these cannot be compared,

to love found in Jesus alone, to love found in Jesus alone.

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The king hadn’t known his successor had come.

He summoned the priests and some scribes.

And asking them where the Messiah was from,

heard “Bethlehem, of Judah’s tribe.”

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The wise men first told when the star had appeared;

then hastened along on their way.

The star went ahead. They were guided to where

the child and his parents had stayed.

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They entered and kneeling there worshiped their Lord,

then left and went back to their homes.

May Jesus, the one whom those wise men adored

in each of our hearts be enthroned.

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Image: Philippe Leone on Unsplash

Source:  Matthew 2:1-12

Text:     David Alexander, 2009, CC.0

Tune:  Kirkpatrick , Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF/HeHidethMySoul.pdf 

Audio:   www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by permission

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