I'm slowly learning how to play the penny whistle and I thought it would be fun to do a sort of advent of Christmas carols to give me something to work towards. Each day of December, up to Christmas day, I will post a video of myself playing a Christmas carol on the penny whistle.

Monday, December 23, 2013

We Three Kings


T:We Three Kings Of Orient Are
C:Rev John Henry Hopkins, 1863
"Em"B2A G2E|"B7"FGF "Em"E3|B2A G2E|"B7"FGF "Em"E3|
G2G "D"A2A|"G"B2B dcB|"Am"ABA "B7"G2F|"Em"E3 z3|[K:G] "D7"F3 A3||
"G"G2G G2D|"C"G2E "G"G3|G2G G2D|"C"G2E "G"G3|
"Em"G2G "D"A2"G"B|"C"c2"G"B "D"A2"G"B|G2G G2D|"C"G2E "G"G3|]


We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, morr and mountain,
Following yonder Star.

O, star of wonder, star of might,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to the perfect light.

Born a babe on Bethlehem's plain;
Gold we bring to crown Him again;
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.

Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God on High.

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Seal'd in the stone-cold tomb.

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and sacrifice,
Heaven sings, "Hallelujah!"
Hallejujah!" Earth replies.

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