Now when Jesus was born, behold there came wise men from the east, saying, "Where is he that is born King? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." And they said unto them, "In Bethlehem." When they had heard that, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , Matthew 2:1-11 [an adaptation] [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958), "Narration (6)" [soprano or mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone soli, boys' chorus, mixed chorus, and orchestra], from the cantata Hodie, no. 13. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail
This text was added to the website: 2006-07-26
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