1 Wise men of old came seeking, searching,
long was their journey, hard their task,
riding their camels, swaying, lurching,
losing their way, they stopped to ask.
Wise men of old came seeking, searching,
long was their journey, hard their task.

2 Led by a star the wise men journeyed
sure they would see a new king's birth.
Theirs was a faith profound and learned
seeking a jewel of priceless worth.
Led by a star the wise men journeyed
sure they would see a new king's birth

3 Inside the house the wise men found him,
this was the King they long had sought.
Filled with great joy they knelt around him
frankincense, gold and myrrh they brought.
Inside the house the wise men found him,
this was the King they long had sought.

4 Joy to the world, the message ringing,
homage to Christ, whom we adore;
praises to God, the whole world singing,
wise men and humble, rich and poor.
With them we come, our own gifts bringing,
serving him now and evermore.

John Capon (fl.1999)
© John Capon/Jubilate Hymns Ltd.
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