Gifts Given


Tune: Dix

('As with gladness men of old')

Matthew 2 v.9-15


Wise men from the east did come

To the young child Jesus' home

Following the star to where

They knew joys beyond compare

Then in scene most wonderful

Presented gifts to Him all


Theirs was gold, frankincense, myrrh

In His presence pure they were

Desire to worship Him, King

They their homage did Him bring

Lord, who all to us do give

Help us serve you as we live


They were truly wise, for they

Did as God in dream did say

They to Herod not returned

But God's will it was discerned

Little family did flee

To Egypt, not danger see


Mary, Joseph, and young child

Jesus, saved from troubles wild

For God to Joseph in dream

Said of Herod, he would deem

To destroy the young child, so

Into Egypt they did go

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 11th, 2024 03:18
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem There's not a great amount of Scriptures on the Epiphany - the revealing of the young child Jesus to the wise men - though Matthew's gospel records it. Can you help? If read as 'said' poems, do you find my poems grate or jolt a bit? Some are a bit staccato. sometimes leaving out words such as 'and', 'or', 'the', etc, to get the right number of syllables for each line. A friend preferred not to include the hymn tune in a magazine, but that spoilt things a bit, I felt.
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • Neville

    thanks for the earlier git .. here, have this one on me ..

    • orchidee

      Arggh - git?! lol.

      • Neville

        I meant gift .. a Freudian slip maybe you git 🙂

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      • Accidental Poet

        You call it as you see it Orchi. It's your poem. And a great one at that. 😊👍

        • orchidee

          Thanks AP. It wasn't this poem that was refused a hymn tune - aww, poor old poem, can't sing it!
          Maybe I got heretical using a Remembrance Day hymn tune for February?! lol.

          • Accidental Poet

            Can't sing it? Even better. 😁👍

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          • 2781

            I thought it sang well.
            Good job.

            • orchidee

              Thanks 2.

            • Goldfinch60

              Good one Orchi.

              • orchidee

                Thanks Gold.

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