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Behold the Lord to Zion rides

Behold the Lord to Zion rides

Tune: ALIDA
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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

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

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

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

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

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
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

ALIDA

See also ALIDA'S TUNE, which is very similar in the first phrases, but then diverges somewhat from ALIDA.

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9528
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #9528TextScoreAudio
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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