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Hosannah to the Son

Hosannah to the Son

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

Hosannah to the Son
Of David and of God,
Who brought the news of pardon down
And bought it with his blood.

To Christ th' anointed King
Be endless blessings giv'n;
Let the whole earth his glory sing
Who made our peace with heav'n.

The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hosannah to the Son
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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