There Camen IIJ Kinges From Lands Afar
Words: George R. Woodward
Source: Rev. George R. Woodward, The Babe Of Bethlehem, Being Some Christmas Carols (48 West Hill, Highgate Village, 1923), #15
1 .There camen iij Kinges from lands
Led Well-ward by a wonderful Star.
2. ‘Twas many a league over dale and
Before they enter’d Bethlehem town.
3. But ne’er did iij Wise men a wiser
Than when they worthshipt Jesus as King,
4. And when, for to honour him, each
Fore Mary’s Babe his sceptre and crown,
5. Returning frankincense with myrrh
To him, who giveth whatever we hold.
6. So we, if true Gentiles, will ne’er
Our homage to Jesus, King of the Jews.