So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

Hosannas in the Temple

When Jesus to the temple came

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When Jesus to the temple came,
The voice of praise was heard,
The little children owned his claim,
And in his train appeared,
Singing glory, glory, glory be to God on high.

2 Hosannas made the temple ring,
For many tongues agreed;
Hosanna to the heavenly King,
To David's promised seed.
Singing glory, glory, glory be to God on high.

3 O let those scenes be now renewed,
Where children lisp thy praise!
Thou art as gracious and as good
As in the former days
Singing glory, glory, glory be to God on high.

4 Dwell by thy Gospel in our hearts,
And this will loose our tongues;
The love that heavenly truth imparts,
Will animate our songs,
Singing glory, glory, glory be to God on high.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #75b

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus to the temple came
Title: Hosannas in the Temple
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We hail the glad new year
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 24 of 24)
Page Scan

A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #143

Page Scan

Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #119c

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d142

Page Scan

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #45

Page Scan

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #45

Kind Words #d111

TextPage Scan

Kind Words #75b

Page Scan

New Union Hymns #15

Page Scan

Sabbath School Songs #30c

Sabbath School Vocalist #d123

Page Scan

Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #S16

Page Scan

Songs for Worship #5

Page Scan

The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #83

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d473

The Hymnist #d130

Page Scan

The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #119c

The Sabbath Chimes #d313

The Sabbath School Singing Book #d69

Page Scan

Twilight Zephyrs #21b

Union Hymns. Rev. #d465

Union Hymns. Rev. #d479

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us