Your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey.@Zechariah 9:9
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Henry H. Milman (1791-1868)
© National Portrait Gallery

Henry H. Milman, 1820, alt. In the original, the third line of the first verse was Thine humble beast pursues his road.

Hebron Lowell Mason, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes Hosanna cry!
O Savior meek, pursue Thy road,
With palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die!
O Christ! Thy triumph now begin
Over captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
The wingèd squadrons of the sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes,
To see the approaching sacrifice!

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
The Father on His sapphire throne,
Expects His own anointed Son!

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain!
Then take, oh God! Thy power, and reign!