159. Thou art the King of Israel

All glory, laud, and honour
to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.

1 Thou art the King of Israel,
thou David's royal Son,
who in the Lord's name comest,
the King and blessed one: [Refrain]

2 The company of angels
are praising thee on high,
and mortal men and all things
created make reply: [Refrain]

3 The people of the Hebrews
with palms before thee went:
our praise and prayer and anthems
before thee we present: [Refrain]

4 To thee before thy passion
they sang their hymns of praise:
to thee now high exalted
our melody we raise: [Refrain]

5 Thou didst accept their praises,
accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest,
thou good and gracious King: [Refrain]

6 Thy sorrow and thy triumph
grant us, O Christ, to share,
that to the holy city
together we may fare: [Refrain]

7 For homage may we bring thee
our victory o'er the foe,
that in the Conqueror's triumph
this strain may ever flow: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Thou art the King of Israel
Latin Title: Gloria, laus et honor
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Author: St Theodulph of Orleans (c. 750-821)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 76 76 D
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Angels; Children; Church Year: Palm Sunday (4 more...)
Refrain First Line: All glory laud and honour
Tune Information
Composer (melody): Melchoir Teschner (1584-1635)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: C Major
Notes: Later form

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