Hosanna be the children's song

Representative Text

1 Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna!
Hosanna be the children’s song,
To Christ, the children’s King,
His praise to whom our souls belong,
Let all the children sing.

Refrain:
Hosanna then our song shall be,
Hosanna to our King.
This is the children’s jubilee,
Let all the children sing.
This is the children’s jubilee,
Jubilee, Jubilee;
This is the children’s jubilee,
Let all the children sing.

2 Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna!
Hosanna here in joyful hands;
The children all proclaim,
And hail with voices, hearts and hands,
Our loving Savior’s name. [Refrain]

3 Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna!
Hosannas on the wings of light,
O’er earth and ocean fly,
Till morn to eve, and noon to night,
And heav’n to earth reply. [Refrain]

4 Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna!
Hosannas, sound from church and hall,
Let ev’ry voice accord;
Be this our watchword, one and all;
Hosanna, praise the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #212

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Hosanna be the children's song
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hosanna then our song shall be

Notes

Hosanna be the children's song. J. Montgomery. [Sunday School Jubilee.] Written for the London Sunday School Jubilee. It is No. 325 of Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, it begins "Hosanna be our cheerful song," stanzas i., iii.-v.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Tune

EMMANUEL (Beethoven)


ELLACOMBE

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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