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The children's hosanna

I dreamed one night not long ago

Author: Neal A. McAulay
Tune: [I dreamed one night, not long ago] (Fearis)
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I dreamed one night, not long ago,
Of mansions in the skies,
Where those who love the Lord obtain
A rich and glorious prize;
I saw among the happy throng
The children bright and fair;
I heard their voices clear and sweet
With music fill the air.

Hosanna! Hosanna!
Our songs of love we bring! (we bring!)
Hosanna! Hosanna!
To Christ, the children's King;
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Our songs of love we bring, (we bring,)
Hosanna! Hosanna!
to Christ, the children's King.

2 And, as I mused, I heard a voice,
In sweeter tones than all,
Directing Christian workers here,
In words I now recall:
"Forbid them not," He gently said,
"The children bring to Me;
Their portion in the World of Light
Redeemed shall ever be." [Refrain]

3 And when from slumber I arose,
To serve my Lord and King,
I felt that I the little lambs
To Christ in love might bring;
And then I cried for daily grace
Their precious souls to cheer,
Till they could sing, like yonder choir,
Hosanna! bright and clear. [Refrain]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #184

Author: Neal A. McAulay

McAulay, Neal A. (Nova Scotia, March, 1854--?). Born of Scottish parents "in the English town of Nova Scotia." At age 21 he moved to Boston and from there to Portland, Maine, in 1876. Converted in 1877; went to Chicago in 1882, and entered McCormick Theological Seminary in 1883 (B.D., 1886). Pastorates in Presbyterian churches in Wilton, Iowa (1886-1907) and Lyons, Louisiana (1907-?). In 1889 began writing gospel hymns. --Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I dreamed one night not long ago
Title: The children's hosanna
Author: Neal A. McAulay
Refrain First Line: Hosanna, hosanna, our songs of love



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

A Messenger for Jesus #d104

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Christian Gospel Hymns #137

Coronation Hymns #218

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Diadems #171

Inspiring Hymns #d105

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International Praise #140

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Joy to the World #173

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Jubilant Praise #136

Kingdom Songs #d71

Ministry in Song #d64

Praises #d62

Revival Glory #d64

Service in Song #d44

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Songs of Evangelism #153

The Evangel #d55

The Ham-Ramsay Revival Hymns, a Collection of High Class Gospel Music #d91

The New Evangel #d88

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The New Praiseworthy #184

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The Very Best #98

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The World Evangel #169

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Voices of praise #187

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Winona Hymns #100

World-wide Revival Hymns #d95

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