Scripture Verse

The Christ, the Son of God. Matthew 26:63


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 46, alt. Ho­san­na to the Son of Da­vid.

Music: New­bu­ry tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Hosanna to the Son of God
Who deigned to dwell on earth!
Angels pro­claimed the joy­ful news
Of our Re­deem­er’s birth.

Hosanna to the right­ful heir
Of Da­vid’s roy­al throne,
Excelling earth­ly kings by far,
Our migh­ty cor­ner­stone.

To Him who claims, and well de­serves,
Our most ex­alt­ed praise,
We with unit­ed hearts and tongues,
Our loud ho­san­nas raise.