Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

portrait
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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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

Lyrics

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.