9528. Behold, The Lord To Zion Rides

1 Behold, the Lord to Zion rides,
And crowds hosannas sing;
They spread their garments in the way,
And hail Him as a king.

2 O Zion, blind with earthly pride,
Why couldst thou not behold
The Christ of God, whom sage and seer
From age to age foretold?

3 A king indeed, but not to reign
By power of earthly might;
The glory of whose royal state
Is hid from carnal sight.

4 Whose subjects are the souls of men
From thrall of darkness won;
Whose kingdom knows no bounds, within
The dawn and setting sun.

5 Behold thy king to Zion rides
Where He the cross shall bear;
And on that throne with blood bedecked,
His robe of purple wear;

6 Where slaves to sin His love shall view,
And from their bondage rise
To noble fealty, by the power
Of loving sacrifice.

Text Information
First Line: Behold, the Lord to Zion rides
Title: Behold, The Lord To Zion Rides
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: Hymns of the Early Church by John Brownlie (London: Morgan & Scott, 1913
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ALIDA
Meter: CMD
Key: C Major
Source: Early American Tune
Copyright: Public Domain



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