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What is the true meaning of the three ships in the Christmas song 'I Saw Three Ships'?

Question #9035. Asked by HP.

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The true meaning is the Trinity.

Apr 09 2001, 7:06 AM
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The song was originally composed by traveling English minstrals. The original song talked about the three skulls of the three wise men being carried on three ships into Cologne Cathedral in Germany. Over time the lyrics have been changed, including various Bible characters. The most popular speaks of Mary and her Christ child sailing into Bethlehem.

Nov 30 2007, 2:53 PM
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