Hosanna be our cheerful song

Hosanna be our cheerful song

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hosanna! be our cheerful song
To Christ our Saviour King:
His praise, to whom we all belong
Let all unite to sing.

2 Hosanna! here in joyful bands,
Let old and young proclaim;
And hail, with voices, hearts, and hands,
The Son of David's name.

3 Hosanna! sound from hill to hill.
And spread from plain to plain;
Which louder, sweeter, clearer still,
Woods echo to the strain.

4 Hosanna! on the wings of light,
O'er earth and ocean fly,
Till morn to eve, and noon to night,
And heaven to earth reply.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #230

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >



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Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d64

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Sunday-School Hymns #298

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The Baptist Praise Book #445

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The Extra Hymn Book #26

The Praise #d100

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #112c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d380

The Sabbath School Melodist #d26

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The Voice of Praise #230

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