Hosanna to the Living Lord!   1 comment

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Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1916 (1918), Episcopal Church

Words (publication date = 1827) by Reginald Heber (1783-1826)

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1.  Hosanna to the living Lord!

Hosanna to the Incarnate Word!

To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,

Let earth, let heav’n, Hosanna sing!

Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

2.  Hosanna, Lord! Thine angels cry;

Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints reply;

Above, beneath us, and around,

The dead and living swell the sound;

Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

3.  O Saviour, with protecting care,

Return to this Thy house of prayer:

Assembled in Thy sacred Name,

Where we Thy parting promise claim:

Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the higest!

4.  But, chiefest, in our cleansed breast,

Eternal! bid Thy Spirit rest;

And make our secret soul to be

A temple pure and worthy Thee.

Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

5.  So in then last and dreadful day,

When earth and heaven shall melt away,

Thy flock, redeemed from sinful stain,

Shall swell the sound of praise again.

Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

Posted November 17, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Advent and Christmas 1800s, The Hymnal 1916 (1918)

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