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Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna, Thy palmtrees fed with dew and sun

Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna, Thy palmtrees fed with dew and sun

Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Hosanna to the Son of David.
Thy palmtrees fed with dew and sun,
Thy cedars crowning Lebanon,
Thine olives of Gethsemane,
Lord of Light, all worshipped Thee.

2. Hosanna to the Son of David.
Let oaks and elms take up Thy praise.
Let maples, birches, willows raise
Adoring branches in Thy sight,
Lord of Beauty, Lord of Light.

3. Hosanna to the Son of David.
Thou art the vine, to Thee we bring
Ourselves Thy branches, glad with spring.
By ripening fruit may we be known,
Lord of Light and Love, Thine own.

Source: AGO Founders Hymnal #42

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates was born in Falmouth, Mass., August 12, 1859. Her father was a pastor in the Congregational Church; he died when she was an infant. Her mother moved the family to Wellesley. She received a B.A. (1880) and M.A. (1891) from Wellesley College. She taught high school from 1880-1885 and then was a professor of English literature at Wellesley. She wrote poetry, children's stories, textbooks and travel books. In the summer if 1893 when she was lecturing at Colorado College she went to the top of Pike's Peak. Inspired by the beauty of the view she wrote all four verses of "America the Beautiful" which was an instant hit when it was published. She had an intimate relationship with Katharine Coman, dean of Wellesley, who she live… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna, Thy palmtrees fed with dew and sun
Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Copyright: Public Domain



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AGO Founders Hymnal #42

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