The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hosanna! Raise the Pealing Hymn

For Epiphany

Words: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)

Music: St Agnes, John B. Dykes
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #149

1. Hosanna! Raise the pealing hymn
To David's Son and Lord;
With cherubim and seraphim
Exalt th' incarnate Word.

2. Hosanna! Lord, our feeble tongue
No lofty strains can raise:
But Thou wilt not despise the young,
Who meekly chant Thy praise.

3. Hosanna! Master, lo! we bring
Our offerings to Thy throne;
Not gold, nor myrrh, nor mortal thing,
But hearts to be Thine own.

4. Hosanna! Once Thy gracious ear
Approved a lisping throng:
Be gracious still, and deign to hear
Our poor but grateful song.

5. O Savior, if, redeemed by Thee,
Thy temple we behold,
Hosannas, through eternity,
We'll sing to harps of gold.

Sheet Music "St. Agnes" by J. B. Dykes from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #149

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