Thy Palm Trees Fed with Dew and Sun   2 comments

Palm Trees

Above:  Palm Trees

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1921) by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Thy palm trees with dew and sun,

Thy cedars crowning Lebanon,

Thine olives of Gethsemane,

O Lord of Light, all worshipped thee.

Refrain:

Hosanna! Hosanna! To the Son of David,

Hosanna! Hosanna! To the Son of David,

Hosanna, To the Son of David, Hosanna!

2.  Let oaks and elms take up thy praise,

Let maples, birches, willows raise

Adoring branches in thy sight,

O Lord of Beauty, Lord of Light.

Refrain

3.  Thou art the vine, to thee we bring

Ourselves thy branches, glad with spring;

By ripening fruit may we be known,

O Lord of Light and Love, thine own.

Refrain

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