The multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.@Matthew 21:9

Ro­bert P. Kerr, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York: C. M. Cady, 1878), page 38.

Meg­hal­a­ya Da­vid E. Dortch (🔊 pdf nwc).

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David E. Dortch
(1851–1928)

Hosanna to Jesus,
Our Savior and king,
No theme can so please us,
And cause us to sing;
We’ll tell of His might,
And we’ll sing of His love,
And swell the new song
Of the ransomed above.

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Hosanna to Jesus,
Our Savior and king,
No theme can so please us,
And cause us to sing.

All worthy is Jesus,
Whose life has been giv’n,
From sin to release us,
And fit us for Heav’n;
To Him that was slain,
Yet the Ancient of Days,
Be glory and blessing,
Dominion and praise.

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All honor to Jesus,
The power of whose love
From Satan now frees us,
And guilt can remove;
Our hearts be His throne
And our lives be this song,
To tell all the world
Unto whom we belong.

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