Scripture Verse

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. Zechariah 9:9

Introduction

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 3, 1709, num­ber 43. The ho­san­na, or, sal­va­tion asc­ribed to Christ.

Music: Far and Near (Spa­zier) Jo­hann K. Spa­zier (1761–1805) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Spa­zier (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Lyrics

Hosanna to the Prince of Grace:
Sion, behold thy King;
Proclaim the Son of David’s race,
And teach the babes to sing.

Hosanna to th’incarnate Word,
Who from the Father came;
Ascribe salvation to the Lord,
With blessings on His name.