O Bride of Christ, Rejoice

O Bride of Christ, rejoice

Translator: Victor O. Peterson; Author: Johan Olof Wallin (1816)
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 O bride of Christ, rejoice!
Exultant raise your voice
to hail the day of glory
foretold in sacred story.
Hosanna! Now adore him;
with praises bow before him!

2 Let shouts of gladness rise
triumphant to the skies.
Now comes the King most glorious
to reign o'er all victorious.
Hosanna! Now adore him;
with praises bow before him!

3 A humble beast he rides,
yet as a king presides;
tho' not arrayed in splendor,
he makes the grave surrender.
Hosanna! Now adore him;
with praises bow before him!

4 The weak and timid find
how meek he is and kind;
to them he gives a treasure
of bliss beyond all measure.
Hosanna! Now adore him;
with praises bow before him!

5 Then go your Lord to meet,
strew palm leaves at his feet,
your garments spread before him,
and honor and adore him.
Hosanna! Sing the story
of Christ, the King of glory!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #303

Translator: Victor O. Peterson

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Author: Johan Olof Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >



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