We Three Kings of Orient Are

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Music and Lyrics by John Henry Hopkins

VERSE 1

Em                B7     Em 
We three kings of Orient are;

                 B7        Em 
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.

          D         G            D7 G 
Field and fountain, moor and moun---tain,

Am        Em B7  Em 
Following yonder star.

D7 G               C       G 
O, Star of wonder, star of night,

                C      G 
Star with royal beauty bright,

Em       D   G    C     G  D   G 
Westward leading, still proceeding,

                C       G 
Guide us to Thy perfect light. 

  
VERSE 2

Em             B7          Em 
Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,

                B7         Em 
Gold I bring to crown him again,

        D     G          D7 G 
King forever, ceasing nev---er,

Am      Em  B7 Em 
Over us all to reign.

D7 G               C       G 
O, Star of wonder, star of night,

                C      G 
Star with royal beauty bright,

Em       D   G    C     G  D   G 
Westward leading, still proceeding,

                C       G 
Guide us to Thy perfect light. 

  
VERSE 3

Em              B7         Em 
Frankincense to offer have I,

               B7    Em                
Incense owns a Deity nigh:

           D        G           D7 G 
Prayer and praising all men rais---ing,

Am           Em  B7 Em 
Worship him, God on High.

D7 G               C       G 
O, Star of wonder, star of night,

                C      G 
Star with royal beauty bright,

Em       D   G    C     G  D   G 
Westward leading, still proceeding,

                C       G 
Guide us to Thy perfect light. 

  
VERSE 4

Em                 B7        Em 
Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume 

                   B7        Em 
Breathes a life of gathering gloom:

      D        G              D7 G 
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,

Am            Em   B7   Em 
Sealed in the stonecold tomb.

D7 G               C       G 
O, Star of wonder, star of night,

                C      G 
Star with royal beauty bright,

Em       D   G    C     G  D   G 
Westward leading, still proceeding,

                C       G 
Guide us to Thy perfect light. 

VERSE 5

Em             B7        Em 
Glorious now behold Him arise,

                 B7    Em 
King and God and Sacrifice.

             D    G  
Heav'n sings Hallelujah,

   D7 G Am        Em    B7 Em 
Hal---lelujah the earth replies.

D7 G               C       G 
O, Star of wonder, star of night,

                C      G 
Star with royal beauty bright,

Em       D   G    C     G  D   G 
Westward leading, still proceeding,

                C       G 
Guide us to Thy perfect light. 

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Guitar A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Piano A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Tin Whistle A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major

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