We Three Kings of Orient Are

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Something for the Weekend.  We Three Kings of Orient Are.  If ever our nation needed the hope and love brought into the world by Christ, it was in the midst of the Civil War in 1863 when this great hymn first appeared in print.  Written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., a deacon of the Episcopal Church in 1875, this song captures well the longing of all Christians during Advent for Christmas, the commemoration of the birth of the Alpha and the Omega.

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  1. “Where is He who is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East and have come to worship him.” Matt. 2:2-3 The Magi came to “worship him”, the worship due only to God, the Person of God. This passage signifies that the Magi understood WHO Jesus, as the Son of Living God awaited by the Jews, was.

  2. This has been one of my favorite Christmas Carols. The syncopated melody reminds me of the rhythm of riding on the back of a camel, which I have done on a visit to the Middle East, and may have been intentional on the part of the writer.

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