Scripture Verse

[They] went forth to meet Him and cried, Hosanna! Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord! John 12:13

Introduction

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Ada J. Blenkhorn
(1858–1927)

Words: Ada J. Blen­khorn, 1909.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edmund S. Lorenz
(1854–1942)

Lyrics

Lo! He comes, the
Blessèd King of Heav’n and earth;
Go forth to meet Him,
Go forth to greet Him!
Shout His praise
And hail the day that gave Him birth,
That filled the world
With love and peace.

Refrain

Hail him! go ye forth to meet Him!
Hail Him! with hosannas greet Him!
Hail Him! Hail Him!
Lo! He comes on earth to reign.

Glad hosannas
From our happy hearts o’erflow,
Go forth to meet Him,
Go forth to greet Him!
Joy of Heav’n
Is filling all the earth below,
In love’s glad praise
That ne’er shall cease.

Refrain

Angel hosts the
Coming of the Christ attend,
Go forth to meet Him,
Go forth to greet Him!
Heav’n and earth
In glorious songs of rapture blend;
His praise shall
Evermore increase.

Refrain