282. Hosanna! Loud Hosanna!

1 Hosanna, loud hosanna
the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple
the lovely anthem rang;
to Jesus, who had blessed them
close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises,
the simplest and the best.

2 From Olivet they followed
'mid an exultant crowd,
the victor palm branch waving,
and chanting clear and loud;
the Lord of earth and heaven
rode on in lowly state,
nor scorned that little children
should on his bidding wait.

3 "Hosanna in the highest!"
That ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer,
the Lord of heaven, our King.
O 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 the little children sang
Title: Hosanna! Loud Hosanna!
Author: Jeannette Threlfall (1873)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: D
Scripture: Luke 19:28-38; Matthew 21:1-9; Mark 11:1-10
Topic: Children: Hymns about; Jesus Christ: Triumphal Entry
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Württemberger Gesangbuch (1784) (Later form (1868) of melody)

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