Frankincense and Mirth
The day it broke with star on high
With royal troupe in route to spy,
A Priest, a King, a Prophet, Prince,
A Counselor, Savior of Divine descent.
Then Angels burst thru cloud and sky,
Proclaiming Christ was born this night,
As shepherds fell in awe and fear,
And angels sang, “Your Savior, Christ is here!”
He lies in the city of Bethlehem,
In straw filled bed lies the Son of Man.
This sign is given for all to see,
This childhood King, who is Prince of Peace
Has come to bring, a time surcease
Release of pain, from bondage’ and chain.
So on to glory for God proclaims
His grace tis born – bringing end to shame;
Singing peace on earth all kindred men
For He is Son of God, Redeemer, Dearest Friend.
Great Prince of Peace forever shall Reign
Majestic, marvelous, magnificent King
Worthier, sovereign there n’er shall be
First babe in manger, sweet Babe of Peace.
His mother’s favor and Father’s dote
Master, Savior, God of Hope
The Word made Flesh New Covenant in He
This hope of Man – is Christ my King!
By Steven R. Harrel
Written Christmas 2011
Slightly modified on these dates: 2013 & 2021