Where Is the King? Alfred V. Fedak

Composer Alfred V. Fedak
Text Anonymous, 16th cent., alt.
Voicing SATB, a cappella
Lectionary usage EpiphanyABC
Topics Christmas, Epiphany, Wise Men
$1.95 (U.S.)
Length 2' 00" Released 1/01
Catalog no. 405-301
Difficulty Mod. difficult

Order now!


Order PDF download! Min. of 5


Based on an ancient text of unknown origin, this a cappella work is appropriate for Christmas or Epiphany, and concludes by answering the question posed in the title: "Here is the King!"


review copy

Anthem text
The wise men came ere break of day,
all on Epiphany;
their gifts they bare, both rich and rare,
all, all, Lord Christ, for thee;
gold, frankincense and myrrh are there,
where is the King? O where? O where?
O where is the King? O where?

The stars shone brightly overhead,
the air was calm and still,
o'er Bethl'em's fields its rays were shed,
the dew lay on the hill.
We see no throne, no palace fair,
where is the King, O where, O where?
O where is the King? O where?

An old man knelt at a manger low,
the babe lay in the stall.
The starlight played on the infant brow,
deep silence lay over all;
a maid bent o'er in prayer,
is this the King so fair, so fair?
O this is the King, yes, here is the King!

Come, worship this King most fair!

--Anonymous, 16th cent. alt.


Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Please e-mail us your thoughts.

What's New | Music in Worship | About Selah | Composers & Authors
Licensing | Customer Service | Ordering | Legal Stuff

Children | Choral | Congregational Song | Handbell | Instrumental |
Organ/Keyboard | Video | Vocal Solo

© Selah Publishing Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15227.