Scripture Verse

Hosanna to the Son of David. Matthew 21:15

Introduction

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Hezekiah Butterworth
1839–1905

Words: He­ze­ki­ah But­ter­worth, in Heart and Voice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam F. Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 4.

Music: Her­mo­sa George F. Root, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

When, in the gates of Zi­on,
Jesus ap­peared on earth,
Music, the tem­ple fill­ing,
Burst from the child­ren forth.
Oh, to have joined that sing­ing,
Oh, to have swelled the chord:
Blessèd is He that com­eth!
Blessèd is Christ, the Lord!

Still, in the gates of Zi­on,
Jesus ap­pears on earth,
Music and ado­ra­tion
Burst from the child­ren forth
Still may they join in sing­ing,
Still may they swell the chord—
Blessèd is He that com­eth!
Blessèd is Christ, the Lord!

Welcome the Sab­bath morn­ing!
Welcome the Gos­pel rays!
Welcome the Sav­ior’s pre­sence,
Welcome His feet with praise.
Join we the world’s sweet voic­es,
Singing the an­cient chord—
Blessèd is He that com­eth!
Blessèd is Christ, the Lord!