We three kings of Orients 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.
It is said that in the bible there are only references to the three types of gifts given and no mention made as far as who the wise men where or how they traveled.
Now these three wise men, bear tea light candles and brighten up a small alcove in my home, greeting visitors as they enter the house.
Song Lyrics by John H. Hopkins, 1857 from The Christmas Card Songbook