511. Ride on, ride on in majesty!

1 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Hark, all the tribes hosanna cry,
Thy humble beast pursues his road
With palms and scattered garments strowed.

2 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die:
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin
O’er captive death and conquered sin.

3 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
The wingèd squadrons of the sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes
To see the approaching sacrifice.

4 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
The Father on his sapphire throne
Awaits his own anointed Son.

5 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
Bow thy meek head to mortal pain,
Then take, O God, thy power, and reign.

Text Information
First Line: Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Author: Henry Milman, 1791-1868
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Palm Sunday; Introit
Tune Information
Name: WINCHESTER NEW
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Adapted from a chorale in Musicalisches Hand-Buch, Hamburg, 1690



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