Who knows how many men there really were
bearing their gold, frankincense and myrrh
most Gospels say that there were three
tireless travellers who came to Christ’s Nativity
three lords from the East, who chased a star
the kingly trio of Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar
starting out from distant lands, they met upon the track
knights upon a holy quest, there was no turning back
the wondrous star kept leading them
till they arrived at last in Bethlehem
where they knelt and bowed at the manger’s door
to the babe clad in swaddling and little more
the Christmas star shone bright from up above
the greatest gift exchanged that day … was love!
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