Hosanna we sing, like the children dear
Hosanna we sing, like the children dear. George Samuel Hodges* (1827-1899).
First published in the Second Edition of A&M (1875), in two 8-line stanzas, printed (unusually) with the words between the musical staves (the composer was John Bacchus Dykes*):
Hosanna we sing, like the children dear, In the olden days when the Lord lived here; He blessed little children, and smiled on them, While they chanted his praise in Jerusalem. Alleluia we sing, like the children bright With their harps of gold and their raiment white, As they follow their Shepherd with loving eyes Through the beautiful valleys of Paradise.
Hosanna we sing, for he bends his ear, And rejoices the hymns of his own to hear;...
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