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Hosannah to the King

Hosannah to the King

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

Hosannah to the King
Of David's ancient blood!
Behold, he comes to bring
Forgiving grace from God:
Let old and young
Attend his way,
And at his feet
Their honors lay.

Glory to God on high,
Salvation to the Lamb;
Let earth, and sea, and sky,
His wondrous love proclaim:
Upon his head
Shall honors rest,
And every age
Pronounce him blest.

Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.45

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Hosannah to the King
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d293

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #557

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d126

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d359

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d125

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #III.XLV

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d104


Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #III.45

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The Christian Psalmist #194

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The Columbian Repository #720

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #718

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The Psalms of David #III.XLV

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #C45

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