Peter Cornelius: Drei Könige
Chor Leoni; Diane Loomer, C.M., Artistic Director; Steve Maddock, baritone soloist.
The arrangement is by Robert Sund and is published by Gerhmans Musikförlag.
Three kings are traveling from the East;
a small star leads them to Jordan.
In Judea they ask and search, these three,
where the new-born king is.
They wish to bring incense, myrrh and gold
as an offering to the child.
And the light of the star shines brightly:
the kings go into the stall;
gazing with wonder at the child,
the kings bow low in worship.
They bring incense, myrrh and gold
as an offering to the sweet baby boy.
O Sons of Man! keep faith!
The kings are journeying – travel with them!
The star of love, the star of grace
shine on your goal as you seek the Lord,
and if you lack incense, myrrh and gold,
give instead your heart to that sweet baby boy!