Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king cometh unto thee.@Zechariah 9:9

Michael Bruce, written circa 1764, for a singing class at Kinnesswood, Scotland. It was first published by John Logan in his Poems, 1781, page 113, num­ber 7.

Exeter (Plymouth) Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes, by Henry Ward Beecher (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1855), page 69 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Messiah! at Thy glad approach
The howling winds are still;
Thy praises fill the lonely waste,
And breathe from every hill.

The incense of the spring ascends
Upon the morning gale;
Red o’er the hill the roses bloom,
The lilies in the vale.

Renewed, the earth a robe of light,
A robe of beauty wears;
And in new heav’ns a brighter Sun
Leads on the promised years.

Let Israel to the Prince of Peace
The loud hosanna sing;
With hallelujahs, and with hymns,
O Zion, hail thy king.