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To David's Son, hosanna, We children joyful sing

Representative Text

1 To David’s Son, Hosanna!
We Children joyful sing
Hosanna unto Jesus,
The children’s friend and King!
To David’s Son, Hosanna!
Our older voices blend
Hosanna with the children;
We’ll praise him without end.

2 Hosanna sing to Jesus!
He was himself a child;
He shared our childish sorrows,
So patient, holy, mild!
Hosanna sing to Jesus!
He shared our manhood’s grief;
He knows our cares and conflicts;
Our brother gives relief.

3 Hosanna sing to Jesus!
The children still he takes
Up in his arms and blesses;
He loves and ne’er forsakes.
Hosanna sing to Jesus!
The youthful and the old,
And those who long have wandered
He welcomes to the fold.

4 Hosanna, loud Hosannas;
Ye fathers, mothers, raise
Hosanna unto Jesus,
And swell the children’s praise.
Both now and through the ages,
In earth and highest heaven,
Hosanna, glad Hosanna,
By all to thee be given.

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #105

Author: Christopher Newman Hall

Hall, Christopher Newman, LL.B., son of J. Vine Hall, was born at Maidstone, May 22, 1816, and educated at Totteridge School, and Highbury College, London. In 1841 he graduated B.A. at the University of London, and LL.B. in 1856. From 1842 to 1854 he was minister of Albion Church, Hull; and from 1854 he has been in charge of Surrey Chapel, and its continuation, Christ Church, Westminster. He was also chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales in 1876. In addition to several prose works, and numerous tracts (one of which, "Come to Jesus," has been translated into 30 languages and has reached a circulation of two millions), he published:— (1) Hymns composed at Bolton Abbey, and Other Rhymes, Lond., Nisbet, 1858; (2) Cloud an… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To David's Son, hosanna, We children joyful sing
Author: Christopher Newman Hall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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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Songs of Work and Worship #d119

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #105

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