Gold For The King Of Kings

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Carol for The Midnight Mass.”

Gold for the King of Kings,
A Monarch come to birth;
Incense to greet the Babe
Whose Flesh redeems the earth;
Myrrh, for His precious Death:
Thus came both sage and king:
So we with hands uplift
To Christ oblation bring.

Thou liest here, dear Child,
For Whom was found no room,
When Mary sought the inn
With Thee within her Womb:
Our shrines are all too poor
To give Thee fitting place,
Our eyes too dull to see
The fulness of Thy Grace.

Yet surely Thou art here,
Immaculate, Divine;
O cold our faithless hearts,
The Flesh, the Blood are Thine:
Receive, Incarnate Word,
Sweet Babe Whom Mary kist.
Receive, our worship paid
In this High Eucharist!

Words: William Chatterton Dix, 1867.
Tune: TBD…
Meter: 66.66D


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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