terça-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2010
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Um cântico tradicional do Natal, composto pelo episcopaliano Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820–1891), norte-americano natural de Pittsburgh. Quem canta é o coro do King's College, em Cambridge, num arranjo de Martin Neary.
We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
O Star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.
Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring, to crown Him again,
King for ever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.
Frankincense to offer have I,
Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God most High.
Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.
Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and sacriﬁce,
Earth to the heavens replies.
PS: A partitura pode ser obtida aqui.