Scripture Verse

The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.@Revelation 5:5
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Big­low & Main’s May An­nu­al No. 5 for 1878 (New York: Big­low & Main, 1878).

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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How sweetly o’er the mountain
Of Zion, lovely Zion,
The anthem of ages
Comes sweeping along;
The anthem of the faithful,
We hear, and, rejoicing,
Our hearts in glad measure
Keep tune with the song.

Refrain

O the Lion of Judah
Hath triumphed forever,
O the Lion of Judah
Is mighty and strong.
Sweet anthem of the faithful,
We hear it, and, rejoicing,
Our hearts in glad measure
Keep tune with the song.

O happy, happy tidings,
The kingdom now is opened,
The seals are all broken;
Proclaim it afar;
From bondage and oppression
By Him we are delivered,
The Lion of Judah,
The bright Morning Star.

Refrain

Hosanna in the highest,
All glory everlasting,
The cross and its banner
Triumphant shall wave;
Hosanna in the highest,
All glory everlasting,
The Lion of Judah
His people will save.

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