The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Were Wise Men

Words: Flora Kirkland

Music: Isaac Hickman (I. H.) Meredith (1872-1962).

1. There were wise men in an Eastern country
Who were watching for a heav'nly sign;
Who were waiting, waiting in their darkness,
For a long promised King divine.
'Twas the star of Bethle'm that they followed,
And it led them to the King of kings,
From their distant land to Him they traveled
How the story down the sages rings!
And they found Him whom they came to worship,
Found a babe all guarded by a star,
And they worshipped at the feet of Jesus,
ringing homage from their land afar.
2. As they looked with earnest gaze and anxious,
There appeared a new and wondrous sight.
O'er the distant country of Judea,
Shone a radiance so pure and white. Chorus

3. And they took rich gifts of myrrh and incense,
With a costly gift of purest gold,
And with eager haste began their journey,
That their eyes might the King behold. Chorus


I have been unable to locate the music for this carol, which was probably written in the late 19th or early 20th century.  If you can help, please  me.  Thanks!

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