257. When, His salvation bringing

1 When, His salvation bringing,
To Zion Jesus came,
The children all stood singing
Hosanna to His name.
Nor did their zeal offend Him,
But as He rode along,
He let them still attend Him,
And smiled to hear their song.

2 And since the Lord retaineth
His love for children still,
Though now as King He reigneth
On Zion's heavenly hill,
We'll flock around His banner,
Who sits upon the throne,
And cry aloud "Hosanna
To David's royal Son."

3 For should we fail proclaiming
Our Great Redeemer's praise,
The stones, our silence shaming,
Might well hosanna raise.
But shall we only render
The tribute of our words?
No! while our hearts are tender,
They too shall be the Lord's.


Text Information
First Line: When, His salvation bringing
Author: John King (1830)
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Children's Hymn; Christ: Triumphant Entry; Palm Sunday
Tune Information
Composer: John S. B. Hodges
Meter: 7s, 6s D.

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