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Strew palms, strew palms upon the way

Strew palms, strew palms upon the way

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Strew palms, strew palms upon the way,
With loud hosannas fill the air,
And greet thy King Who comes to-day,
To wear a crown, O Zion fair.

He mounts a throne with purple spread,
That issues from His wounded side,
And prickly thorns encrown His head,
In mockery of His kingly pride.

O people, blinded are your eyes,
The Gift of God you have not known;
And now the hope of ages dies,
And lo, the guilt is all your own.

Strew palms, strew palms, He comes again,
A King to reign, and not to die;
Hosannas shout in loud refrain,
To rise re-echoing to the sky.

But, not enough, before Him fall,
His kingly grace repenting claim;
And He shall hear your humble call,
Above the shouting and acclaim.

Strew palms, strew palms! O Christ our King,
To Thee our fealty now we give,
And all the grateful homage bring
Of lives that for Thy service live.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Strew palms, strew palms upon the way
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English