367. Hosanna, loud hosanna

1 Hosanna, loud hosanna,
the little children sang,
through city street and temple
their joyful welcome rang.
They shouted out their praises,
to Christ, the children's friend,
who welcomes all with blessing,
whose love will never end.

2 From Olivet they followed
a large exultant crowd,
the victor palm branch waving,
and chanting clear and loud;
bright angels joined the chorus,
beyond the cloudless sky,
'Hosanna in the highest!
Glory to God on high!'

3 "Hosanna in the highest!"
That ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer,
the Lord of heaven our King.
Oh, may we ever praise him
with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence
eternally rejoice.

Text Information
First Line: Hosanna, loud hosanna
Author: Jennette Threlfall (1821-1880) (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Passion and Death; Children; Christian Year: Palm (Passion) Sunday
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: A Major
Source: German melody, 18th century as adapted in Mainz Gesangbuch, 1833; harmonised St Gall Gesangbuch, 1863

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