Come, faithful people, come away

Come, faithful people, come away

Author: Gerald Moultrie
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Come, faithful people, come away,
Your homage to your monarch pay;
It is the feast of palms today;
Hosanna in the highest!

2 When Christ, the Lord of all, drew nigh
On Sunday morn to Bethany,
He called two loved ones standing by:
Hosanna in the highest!

3 "To yonder village go," said He,
"An ass and foal tied shall ye see,
Loose them and bring them unto Me;"
Hosanna in the highest!

4 "If any man dispute your word,
Say, 'They are needed by the Lord,'
And he permission will accord":
Hosanna in the highest!

5 The two upon their errand sped,
And found the ass as He had said,
And on the colt their clothes they spread:
Hosanna in the highest!

6 They set Him upon His throne so rude;
Before Him went the multitude,
And in their way their garments strewed:
Hosanna in the highest!

7 Go, Savior, thus to triumph borne,
Thy crown shall be the wreath of thorn,
Thy royal garb the robe of scorn:
Hosanna in the highest!

8 They thronged before, behind, around,
They cast palm branches on the ground,
And still rose up the joyful sound:
Hosanna in the highest!

9 "Blessèd is Israel’s king," they cry;
"Blessèd is He that cometh nigh
In name of God the Lord most high":
Hosanna in the highest!

10 Thus, Savior, to Thy passion go,
Arrayed in royalty of woe,
Assumed for sinners here below:
Hosanna in the highest!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9760

Author: Gerald Moultrie

Moultrie, Gerard, M.A., son of the Rev. John Moultrie, was born at Rugby Rectory, Sept. 16, 1829, and educated at Rugby and Exeter College, Oxford (B.A. 1851, M.A. 1856). Taking Holy Orders, he became Third Master and Chaplain in Shrewsbury School; Chaplain to the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, 1855-59; curate of Brightwaltham, 1859; and of Brinfield, Berks, 1860; Chaplain of the Donative of Barrow Gurney, Bristol, 1864: Vicar of Southleigh, 1869, and Warden of St. James's College, Southleigh,1873. He died April 25, 1885. His publications include: 1) The Primer set forth at large for the use of the Faithful. In Family and Private Prayer. Edited from the Post Reformation editions, 1864. (2) Hymns and Lyrics for the Seasons and Saint… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, faithful people, come away
Author: Gerald Moultrie
Language: English



The Cyber Hymnal #9760
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #6131
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Small Church Music #6131


The Cyber Hymnal #9760

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