"The Star Proclaims the King Is Here"
                   by Coelius Sedulius, c.450
           Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                                 Text From:
                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. The star proclaims the King is here;
        But, Herod, why this senseless fear?
        He takes no realms of earth away
        Who gives the realms of heavenly day.

        2. The wiser Magi see from far
        And follow on His guiding star;
        And led by light, to light they press
        And by their gifts their God confess.

        3. Within the Jordan's crystal flood
        In meekness stands the Lamb of God
        And, sinless, sanctifies the wave,
        Mankind from sin to cleanse and save.

        4. At Cana first His power is shown;
        His might the blushing waters own
        And, changing as He speaks the word,
        Flow wine, obedient to their Lord.

        5. All glory, Jesus, be to Thee
        For this Thy glad epiphany;
        Whom with the Father we adore
        And Holy Ghost forevermore.

Notes: Hymn #131 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matt. 2:9 Author: Coelius Sedulius, c.450 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1852, alt. Titled: "Hostis Herodes impie" Tune: "Wo Gott zum Haus" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Wittenberg, 1535
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