1 As with gladness sages bold
did the guiding star behold;
as with joy they hailed its light,
leading onward, beaming bright,
so, true Morning Star, may we
evermore your splendor see.
2 As with joyful steps they sped
to that lowly manger bed,
there to bend the knee before
One whom heaven and earth adore,
so, may we with willing feet
ever seek your mercy seat.
3 As they offered gifts most rare
at that manger plain and bare,
so may we with holy joy,
pure and free from sin's alloy,
all our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to you from whom they spring.