Scripture Verse

If these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. Luke 19:40


Berthold Tours (1838–1897)

Words: John King, 1830. First pub­lished in the Psal­mist, A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Hen­ry and John Gwy­ther (Lon­don: 1830), signed I. King.

Music: Tours Ber­thold Tours, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Under the date of Aug. 15, 1865, the Rev. John Gwy­ther in­formed [Da­ni­el] Sedg­wick that the sig­na­ture…stood for Jo­shua King, late Vi­car of Hull…Mr. Jo­shua King was Cur­ate to Mr. J. Ey­ton, of Wel­lin­gton, Shrop­shire, when Mr. Ey­ton made his col­lect­ion of Hys. and wrote them for his Bk., but whe­ther he pub­lished them in any oth­er form I don’t know. Mr. Ey­ton gave his H. Bk. to my bro­ther. From the Re­gis­ters of Ey­ton Church we find that Mr. King’s name was John.

Julian, p. 1595


When, His sal­va­tion bring­ing,
To Zi­on Je­sus came,
The child­ren all stood sing­ing
Hosanna to His name;
Nor did their zeal of­fend Him,
But, as He rode along,
He let them still at­tend Him,
And smiled to hear their song.

And since the Lord re­tain­eth
His love for child­ren still,
Though now as King He reign­eth
On Zi­on’s hea­ven­ly hill,
We’ll flock around His ban­ner
Who sits up­on His throne,
And cry aloud, Ho­san­na
To Da­vid’s ro­yal Son!

For should we fail pro­claim­ing
Our great Re­deem­er’s praise,
The stones, our si­lence sham­ing,
Would their ho­san­nas raise.
But shall we on­ly ren­der
The tri­bute of our words?
No; while our hearts are ten­der,
They too shall be the Lord’s.