1 Hosanna to the coming Lord!
Hosanna to the incarnate Word!
To Christ, Creator, Savior, King
Let earth, let heav'n hosanna sing.
2 O Savior, with protecting care
Abide in this your house of prayer,
Where we your parting promise claim,
Assembled in your sacred name.
3 O Advent King, our sins forgive;
Come in our lives and hearts to live,
And let our humble souls become
A temple worthy of your name.
4 Then in the last and dreadful day,
When earth and heav'n shall melt away,
Your flock, redeemed from sinful stain,
Shall swell the sound of praise again.
Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #21
" Hosanna to the living Lord! Hosanna to the Incarnate Word! Hosanna in the earth be said, And in the heavens which he hath made. Hosanna!"In 1827, it appeared in Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, p. 1, in a new and much improved form. From this revised text all existing forms of the hymn in collections for congregational use have been made. The first stanza of the revised text is:—
”Hosanna to the living Lord! Hosanna to the Incarnate Word! To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King, Let earth, let heaven, Hosanna sing! Hosanna! Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"The full revised text is in Lord Selborne's Book of Praise, 1862, No. 141. The doxology, which is given in Hymns Ancient & Modern and other collections, was added to the hymn as early as Stretton's Church Hymns, 1850. The hymn "Hosanna, Lord, the angels cry," in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840, and later collections, begins with stanza ii. of this hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)