Scripture Verse

The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed shouted, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9

Introduction

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John M. Neale
(1818–1866)

Words: The­o­dulph of Or­le­ans, cir­ca 820 (Glor­ia laus et hon­or). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale, Med­iæ­val Hymns and Se­quenc­es (Lo­ndon: Jo­seph Mas­ters, 1851), num­ber 22, as Glo­ry and Hon­our, and Laud Be to Thee, King Christ the Re­deem­er. Trans­lat­ed by Neale a se­cond time in The Hym­nal Not­ed, 1854. In 1859, the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern made al­ter­a­tions, with Neale’s agree­ment, re­sult­ing in the text be­low.

Music: St. The­o­dulph Mel­chi­or Tesch­ner, in Ein an­däch­tig­es Ge­bet (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1615) (🔊 pdf nwc). Bach used this cho­rale in his St. John’s Pas­sion. Will­iam H. Monk wrote the har­mo­ny in 1861.

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Lyrics

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All glory, laud and honor,
To Thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.

Thou art the king of Israel,
Thou David’s royal Son,
Who in the Lord’s name comest,
The King and Blessèd One.

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The company of angels
Are praising Thee on High,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.

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The people of the Hebrews
With palms before Thee went;
Our prayer and praise and anthems
Before Thee we present.

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To Thee, before Thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To Thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.

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Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.

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Thy sorrow and Thy triumph
Grant us, O Christ, to share,
That to the holy city
Together we may fare.

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For homage may we bring Thee
Our victory o’er the foe,
That in the Conqueror’s triumph
This strain may ever flow.

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