The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Magi Came From Lands Afar

Words: Miss F. Cozens

Music: Arranged by Mr. Herbert Stephen Irons
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #115

1. The Magi came from lands afar,
Led by the guidance of a star;
They journeyed on to Bethlehem,
To seek the Saviour, born for them.

2. And there in humble cottage-home,
Unto the heavenly Child they come;
And low before Him bend the knee
In love and deep humility.

3. Nor do they come with empty hands,
They bring the treasures of their lands,
Their costliest gifts they offer thence
Of gold and myrrh and frankincense.

4. They sought the Light, in darkness drear,
And low, the morn broke full and clear; --
The very Light of Light they see,
Though hidden in obscurity.

5. Jesus, our guiding Star, be nigh,
Throughout our life, and when we die,
To lead us safely in the way
Which ends at last in perfect day!

Sheet Music from Chope

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