The Hymns and Carols of Christmas
 

The Wise May Bring Their Learning

Words: Anonymous, 1887; appeared in Book of Praise for Children, 1881

Music: "Christmas Morn," Edward John Hopkins (1818-1901)
Meter: 76 76 D

1. The wise may bring their learning,
    The rich may bring their wealth,
And some may bring their greatness,
    And some bring strength and health;
We, too, would bring our treasures
    To offer to the King;
We have no wealth or learning;
    What shall we children bring?

2. We'll bring Him hearts that love Him;
    We'll bring Him thankful praise,
And young souls meekly striving
    To walk in holy ways;
And these shall be the treasures
    We offer to the King,
And these are gifts that even
    The poorest child may bring.

3. We'll bring the little duties
    We have to do each day;
We'll try our best to please Him,
    At home, at school, at play;
And better are these treasures
    To offer to our King;
Than richest gifts without them;
    Yet these a child may bring.

Sheet Music "Christmas Morn," by Edward John Hopkins from Henry Sloane Coffin and Ambrose White Vernon, eds., Hymns of the Kingdom of God. New York: The A. S. Barnes Company, 1910, #479

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