Hosanna Sang the Children

There were many children's voices

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [There were many children's voices]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There were many children’s voices,
In the songs the Hebrews sang,
When they crossed the mighty waters,
And the loud hosannas rang;
They were fleeing from oppression,
From the tyrant’s cruel hand;
They were marching on to Canaan,
To find the Promised Land.

Hosanna, hosanna,
Sang the children by the sea;
Hosanna, hosanna,
For the Lord hath made us free.

2 They were marching through the deserts,
Through the burning fiery day,
But they sang the songs of triumph
As they marched along the way;
Oh, the cruel horse and rider,
They were wrecked upon the strand;
While the children marched to Canaan,
To find the Promised Land. [Refrain]

3 There are many children’s voices
In the grand triumphal song
Of the ransomed ones of Jesus,
As they sing and march along;
They have heard the voice of Jesus,
And, a faithful pilgrim band,
They are marching on to Canaan,
To find the Promised Land. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #170

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1903. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There were many children's voices
Title: Hosanna Sang the Children
Author: William Cushing
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hosanna, hosanna
Copyright: Public Domain



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