Hosannah to our conquering King!

Hosannah to our conquering King!

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: MELROSE (51535)
Published in 41 hymnals

Representative Text

Hosannah to our conquering King!
The prince of darkness flies;
His troops rush headlong down to hell,
Like lightning from the skies.

There, bound in chains, the lions roar,
And fright the rescued sheep;
But heavy bars confine their power
And malice to the deep.

Hosannah to our conquering King!
All hail, incarnate love!
Ten thousand songs and glories wait
To crown thy head above.

Thy victories and thy deathless fame
Through the wide world shall run,
And everlasting ages sing
The triumphs thou hast won.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.89

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 our conquering King!
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Instances (1 - 41 of 41)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d290

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d115

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d419

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #277

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d326


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.89

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #574

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #29

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Seamen's Hymns #572

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d255

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #572

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #274

The Christian Hymnal #d267

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The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #593

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #272

The Praise #d103

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #716

Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d171

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