Hosanna in the Highest

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1 In the beautiful temple the children sang
Hosanna! hosanna!
And the balmy spring air with their voices rang.
Hosanna! hosanna!
Again spring is here with its sunny days,
Again let the children their voices raise
In joyful chorus, in carols of praise,
Hosanna! hosanna! hosanna!

2 To the beautiful temple the Saviour came
Hosanna! hosanna!
And he smiled on the children who sang his name.
Hosanna! hosanna!
Again he will come to his courts below,
Again he will welcome the cheerful flow
Of hymns ascending from hearts all aglow,
Hosanna! hosanna! hosanna!

3 In the beautiful temple that's built on high,
Hosanna! hosanna!
In the glorious city beyond the sky,
Hosanna! hosanna!
Again he will hear the rejoicing song
Of children who love him, a ransomed throng,
To him all worship, all glory belong,
Hosanna! hosanna! hosanna!

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #60

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the beautiful temple the children sang
Title: Hosanna in the Highest
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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