The Magi, Kings of Persia


The Magi, Kings of Persia, knew with assurance that Thou, the heavenly King, wast born on earth. 

Led by the light of a star, they came to Bethlehem and offered their chosen gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. 

Falling down before Thee, they worshipped Thee, for they saw Thee Who art timeless, lying as a Babe in a cave.


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