1 Fill the air with glad hosannas,
Come before your King today;
Like the children in the temple,
At his feet your tribute lay.
Set the joyful echoes ringing,
Unto God hosannas singing,
Blend your voices, happy voices,
In a song of jubilee;
Thro’ the summer’s hours of beauty,
Loyal be to faith and duty;
Praise, O praise the loving Father,
For his blessings full and free!
2 Praise him for the show’rs of blessing
Which upon you daily fall;
Tell to all the world his glory,
Own and crown him Lord of all. [Refrain]
3 Sing aloud with happy voices
Till the silv’ry echoes ring;
Let the sweetest songs be ever
Consecrated to our King. [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >