The Three Kings Lyrics
1. Late, three wise Kings afar off did go.
A journeying thro the keen frost and deep snow.
All through the land, Joyfully came,
For Jesus they sought then enthrall'd by His fame.
Drums sounded their march as they quickly drew near,
Drums sounded their march as they quickly drew near.
2. Thus to Saint Joseph an angel did say,
"To Egype now speed thee, nor fear to obey.
Herod comes nigh, Vengence to reap."
Fast journey'd the ass while Mary did weep.
So Joseph did comfort the Maid in her tears,
So Joseph did comfort the Maid in her tears.
3. Came the dread word that little ones all
Should straight be cut off or taken in thrall.
What ear hath heard, What heart can tell,
Aught of the fear of some deeds that befell.
Such tender lamps robb'd of dear life at a word,
Such tender lambs robb'd of dear life at a word.