Once was heard the songs of childrenAuthor: Howard Kinsbury
Tune: LITTLE CLUSTERS
Published in 86 hymnals
1 Once was heard the song of children
By the Saviour when on earth;
Joyful in the sacred temple
Shouts of youthful praise had birth;
And Hosannas, And Hosannas
Loud to David's Son broke forth.
2 Palms of victory strewn around Him,
Garments spread beneath His feet,
Prophet of the Lord they crowned Him,
In fair Salem's crowded street,
From the lips of children greet.
3 God o'er all in heaven reigning,
We this day Thy glory sing;
Not with palms Thy pathway strewing,
We would loftier tribute bring,--
To our Prophet, Priest, and King.
4 O, though humble is our offering,
Deign accept our grateful lays;
Those from children once proceeding
Thou didst deem "perfected praise."
Saviour, Lord, to thee we raise.
Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #72
Once was heard the song of children. [Palm Sunday.] This in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, and others, is attributed in the S. MSS. to "Howard Kingsbury, 1850.”
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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