Ride on! ride on in majesty
Ride on! ride on in majesty. Henry Hart Milman* (1791-1868).
First published in Reginald Heber*’s Hymns written and adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (1827), published after Heber’s death by his widow Amelia, where it was the first of two hymns for ‘the Sixth Sunday in Lent’ [Palm Sunday]. It was the first hymn in Milman’s Selection of Psalms and Hymns (1837), and it has remained the hymn by which he is chiefly remembered. The original text is found in EH:
Ride on! ride on in majesty!Hark, all the tribes hosanna cry;Thine humble beast pursues his roiadWith palms and scattered garments strowed.
Ride on! ride on in majesty!In lowly pomp ride on to die:O Christ, thy triumphs...
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