SONG LYRICS FOR: "WE THREE KINGS"
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Lead Vocals: [King 1:] Jerry Paladino, [King 2:] Michael Fogarty, [King 3:] Jason Lawrence
Music and Lyrics: John H. Hopkins Jr. [in 1857] [1820-1891]
Back-up vocals: Angelina Dunbar, Michael Fogarty, Joy Frances, Christy Gibson, John Listen
Nylon and Acoustic Guitars: Philip Johnson
Electric Guitar: Makoto Nobuka
Rhythm and Synth programming: John Listen
Arranged, and Engineered by: John Listen

"WE THREE KINGS"

Verse 1
We three kings of Orient are.
Bearing gifts, we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

Chorus 1
Oh, oh, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Verse 2
“Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again.
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.”

Chorus 2
Oh, oh, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Verse 3
“Frankincense to offer have I,
King and God and deity nigh.
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worshipping God on High.”
Oh, oh ...

Verse 4
“Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes the sign of gathering doom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in a cold, stone tomb.”

Chorus 4
Oh, oh, star of wonder, star of night, [star of night]
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Verse 5
Glorious now, behold Him arise,
King and God and sacrifice.
“Alleluya, Alleluya!”
Earth to heaven replies.

Chorus 5
Oh, oh, star of wonder, star of night, [star of night]
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Guide us to thy perfect light.

 

"WE THREE KINGS" (with chords)

Intro
(D#m)(D#m)-(G#m/D#)(G#m6/D#)-(D#m)
(D#m)-(G#m6/D#)(C#/D#)

Verse 1
(D#m)We three kings of (G#m/D#)Orient (D#m)are.
Bearing gifts, we (G#m/D#)traverse a(D#m)far,
(D#m)Field and (C#)fountain, (F#)moor and mountain,
(G#m)Following (A#aug)yon(A#)der (D#m)star.

Chorus 1
(C#)Oh, oh, (F#)star of wonder, (B/F#)star of (F#)night,
Star with royal (B/F#)beauty (F#)bright.
(D#m7)Westward (C#)leading, (Bsus2)still pro(G#m7sus4)ceeding,
(D#m7)Guide (C#/E#)us (F#)to thy (B)perfect (F#)light.

(D#m)

Verse 2
(D#m)“Born a King on (C#)Bethlehem’s (D#m)plain,
Gold I bring to (C#)crown Him a(D#m)gain.
(D#m)King for(C#)ever, (A#m)ceasing (Bsus2)never,
(G#m)Over us (A#aug)all (A#)to (D#m)reign.”

Chorus 2
(C#)Oh, oh, (F#)star of wonder, (B/F#)star of (F#)night,
Star with (C#/F#)royal (B/F#)beauty (F#)bright.
(D#m7)Westward (C#sus4)leading, (Bsus2)still pro(G#m7)ceeding,
(F#)Guide us (C#/F#)to thy (B/F#)perfect (F#)light.

Interlude
(D#m)-(C#)
(D#m)-(A#m)-(D#m)-(A#m)-(B2)(D#m)-(A#m)-(D#m)-(A#m)-(D#m/B#)
(Fm)-(Eb/F)

Verse 3
(Fm)“Frankincense to (Eb/F)offer have (Fm)I,
(Ab)King and (Dbmaj7)God and (Eb)deity (Fm)nigh.
(Fm)Prayer and (Abmaj7/Eb)praising, (Dbmaj7)all men (Ab/C)raising,
(Bbm)Worshipping (C7+5)God (C7)on (Fm)High.”
(Eb)Oh, (Db)oh ...

Verse 4
(F#m)“Myrrh is mine, its (D/F#)bitter per(F#m)fume
Breathes the sign of (D/F#)gathering (F#m)doom.
(F#m)Sorrowing, (E)sighing, (C#m)bleeding, (Dmaj7)dying,
(Bm)Sealed in a (C#aug)cold, (C#7)stone (F#m)tomb.”

Chorus 4
(E)Oh, (E7)oh, (A)star of wonder, (D/A)star of (A)night, [star of night]
Star with (A/C#)royal (D)beauty (A)bright.
(F#m)Westward (C#m7)leading, (D)still pro(C#7/E#)ceeding,
(F#m)Guide (E/G#)us (A)to thy (D)perfect (A)light.

(A)-(C#m)-(D)-(F)

Verse 5
(F#m)Glo(E)rious (F#m)now, be(D)hold (E)Him (D)a(F#m)rise,
(A)King (E)and (F#m)God (D)and (E)sacri(F#m)fice.
(A)“Alle(E)luya, (C#m)Alle(Dmaj7)luya!”
(Bm)Earth to (C#aug)heaven (C#7)re(F#m)plies.

Chorus 5
(E7)Oh, oh, (A)star of wonder, (D/A)star of (A)night, [star of night]
Star with royal (D/A)beauty (A)bright.(C#m/G#)
(F#m)Westward (E)lead(A)ing, (D)still pro(Esus4)ceeding,
(A)Guide us to thy (D)perfect (A)light.

(A)Guide us to thy (D/A)perfect (A)light.

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