Scripture Verse

Hosanna in the highest! Mark 11:10

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Will­iam J. Lib­ber­ton, in Ep­worth Prais­es (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ep­worth League, 1909), num­ber 155.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

To God our king, who rules above,
We bring our tribute and our love,
And gladly bow before His throne
With angel hosts, whose sweetest tone
Is heard in song of him who sings:
Hosanna to the King of kings!

Refrain

Hosanna, hosanna!
Hosanna to our God!
Hosanna to the mighty God!
Hosanna, hosanna!
Hosanna to our Lord and King!

Let mountains lift their heads of stone,
And join the seas in swelling tone,
To echo back the song we sing
Of glory, glory to our king
Who saves us by His precious blood,
Oh, sing hosanna to our God!

Refrain

Let sons of men, redeemed by blood,
Of the Incarnate Son of God
Join hosts above who sweep the lyre,
And all the bright angelic choir
Who day and night unwearied sing
Hosanna, to our glorious king!

Refrain

Let things on earth, with things above,
Join in the anthem of His love,
Till earth and sea, and starry sky,
Unite as one to make reply
With blood-washed hosts, before the throne,
That Christ is king, and He alone.

Refrain