Hosannah to king David's Son

Hosannah to king David's Son, Who reigns on a superior throne

Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Published in 19 hymnals

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Hosanna to king David’s son,
Who reigns on a superior throne!
We bless the Prince of heavenly birth,
Who brings salvation down to earth.

Let every nation, every age,
In this delightful work engage;
Old men and babes in Sion sing
The growing glories of her King!



Source: Divine and Moral Songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children with some additional composures #HXXXIII

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hosannah to king David's Son, Who reigns on a superior throne
Title: Hosannah to king David's Son
Author: Isaac Watts (1715)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d117

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Forms and Hymns for Christmas: for the use of Sunday schools and chruches #4

Hymns for Schools and Families #d199

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.42

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #215

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S386

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Songs, Divine and Moral #137

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #713

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