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The Three Kings

Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (1863-1944). The Oxford Book of Ballads. 1910.

107. The Three Kings


NOW is Christ


I would you sing, for and I might,

Of a Child is fair in sight;

His mother him bare this endris night

So still-a,

And as it was his will-a.                                     10


There came three Kings from Galilee

Into Bethlehem, that fair citie,

To seek to Him that e'er should be

By right-a

Lord and king and knight-a.                              15


As they came forth with their off' ring,

They met with Herod that moody king;

He ask