We Three Kings of Orient Are sheet music

The text of We Three Kings of Orient Are is based on the biblical story of the three wise men who traveled to Bethlehem to see the birth of Christ. The lyrics describe each of the gifts that were brought to Jesus: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The music and the lyrics were composed by Episcopal preacher John Henry Hopkins in 1857, the same year that Jingle Bells was published. He published We Three Kings of Orient Are in 1863, in his book Carols, Hymns, and Songs. Hopkins lived from 1820 to 1891, and was a bit of a Renaissance man -- besides composing hymns he also taught music, illustrated books, wrote for a magazine, and designed stained glass windows.

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Table of Contents for the Christmas Song Lead Sheets:

Angels We Have Heard on High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In a Manger
Deck the Hall
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
In Dulci Jubilo
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells (short easy version)
Jingle Bells (full version)
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Joy to the World
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agréable
Silent Night
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?

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