Hosanna, they were singing

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1 Hosanna, they were singing,
When Jesus lived below,
Those little Jewish children,
Who loved the Saviour so.

2 Hosanna, now through Advent
With loving hearts we sing,
For Jesus Christ is coming
To be His children's King.

3 Hosanna! Blessed Saviour,
Come in our hearts to dwell,
And let our lives and voices
Thy praise and glory tell.

4 For we who sing Hosanna,
Must like our Saviour be,
In gentleness and meekness,
In love and purity.

5 Hosanna! let this welcome
Ring out from every heart;
Draw nigh to us, O Jesus,
And nevermore depart.

6 So when we see Thee coming
With angels in the sky,
Hosanna, Lord, Hosanna,
Shall be thy children's cry.

Source: The Church Hymnal: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occasions (Rev. ed) #604

Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman

Hernaman, Claudia Frances, née Ibotson, daughter of W. H. Ibotson, sometime Vicar of Edwinstowe, Notts, was born at Addlestone, Surrey, Oct. 19, 1838, and married Sept. 1858, to the Rev. J. W. D. Hernaman, one of H. M. Inspectors of Schools. Mrs. Hernaman has composed more than 150 hymns, a great proportion of which are for children, and also some translations from the Latin. Her publications include:— (1) The Child's Book of Praise; A Manual of Devotion in Simple Verse by C. F. H. Edited by the Rev. James Skinner, M.A., &c, 1873 ; (2) The Story of the Resurrection 1879; (3) Christmas Story, 1881; (4) Christmas Carols for Children, 1st series, 1884; 2nd series, 1885; (5) The Way of the Cross, a Metrical Litany, 1885; (6) Hymns for the S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hosanna, they were singing
Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman
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