Hear the children cry

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Hear the children cry as the King draws nigh,
Hear the children cry as the King draws nigh,
‘Tis the loving song,
From the loyal throng to the blessed one
From his royal throne,
As he rides today,
In the palm-strewed way.

Blessed is he that cometh,
Sing they all with one accord, hosanna,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of God the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #154

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hear the children cry
Author: George F. Root
Refrain First Line: Hosanna, hosanna
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