How unto Bethlehem this pilgrimage of kings?
What wonder your arrival brings
How strange the royal diadem in Bethlehem
Seek we a king and honor bear him from afar
His birth proclaimed by a star
'Tis surely near, oh tell us pray, is this the way?
Ah, but the child we seek so richly to adorn
of lowly maid is lowly born
His palace but a stable bare, no crown lies there
Seek we a stable then, for though in manger laid
And lowly born of lowly maid
This day a kingdom is begun, and His the one
Then hail him king of wisdom, king of love and bliss
For king in truth this baby is
The savior of mankind is he eternally