O bold, O foolish peasants

Author: John Howland Lathrop

Lathrop, Rev. John Howland, D.D. (Jackson, Michigan, June 6, 1880--?). He graduated from Meadville Theological School in 1903, then entered Harvard where he took an A.B. in 1905. He also studied at the University of Chicago, and the University of Jena. He served as minister of the First Unitarian Church of Berkeley, California, 1905-1911, and the First Unitarian Congregational Church of Brooklyn, New York, 1911-1957, when he became pastor emeritus. In 1935 he wrote a hymn for Palm Sunday beginning "Hosanna in the highest! Our eager hearts acclaim," which was included in Hymns of the Spirit (1937), set to St. Theodulph. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O bold, O foolish peasants
Author: John Howland Lathrop
Refrain First Line: Hosanna in the highest
Copyright: © The Beacon Press Inc.

Tune

ST. THEODULPH (Teschner)

Now often named ST. THEODULPH because of its association with this text, the tune is also known, especially in organ literature, as VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN. It was composed by Melchior Teschner (b. Fraustadt [now Wschowa, Poland], Silesia, 1584; d. Oberpritschen, near Fraustadt, 1635) for "Valet wi…

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Hymns for Worship #d113

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #183

The Beacon Song and Service book #229

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