Wise Men

Christmas Music 2016The German vocal group, Calmus Ensemble, produced a Christmas album a few years ago that featured Christmas Carols from around the world. De Tierra Lejana Venimos is a traditional Puerto Rican song of the three Wise men – see the translation below.

From a distant home, The Savior we come seeking,
Using as our guide the star, so brightly beaming.

Chorus: Lovely Eastern Star, that tells us of God’s morning
Heaven’s wondrous light,
O never cease Thy shining, peace and love to men.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven and upon the earth be

Glowing gold I bring to the newborn Babe so holy,
Token of his power to reign above in glory.

Frankincence I bring to the child of God’s own choosing,
Token of our prayers to Heaven ever rising.

Bitter myrrh have I to give the infant Jesus,
Token of the pain he will bear to save us.

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