Hosanna be the children's song

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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.

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

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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


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)


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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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