Scripture Verse

Hosanna to the Son of David! Matthew 21:9

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
1823–1876

Words: Re­gi­nald He­ber, in the Chris­tian Ob­serv­er, Oc­to­ber 1811.

Music: Ho­san­na (Dykes) John B. Dykes, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Reginald Heber
1783–1826

Lyrics

Hosanna to the liv­ing Lord!
Hosanna to the th’In­carnate Word!
To Christ, Cre­at­or, Sav­ior, King,
Let earth, let Hea­ven, Ho­san­na ring!

Refrain

Ho­san­na, Lord!
Hosanna in the high­est!

Hosanna, Lord! Thine an­gels cry;
Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints re­ply;
Above, be­neath us, and around,
The dead and liv­ing swell the sound:

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O Sav­ior, with pro­tect­ing care,
Return to this Thy house of pray­er!
Assembled in Thy sac­red name,
Where we Thy part­ing pro­mise claim!

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But chief­est, in our cleans­èd breast,
Eternal! bid Thy Spi­rit rest,
And make our sec­ret soul to be
A temple pure, and wor­thy Thee!

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So, in the last and dread­ful day,
When earth and Hea­ven shall melt away,
Thy flock, re­deemed from sin­ful stain,
Shall swell the sound of praise again.
Hosanna, Lord! Ho­san­na in the high­est!

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