The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hosanna to King David's Son

For the Christmas-tide

Words: Rev. Dr. Frederick Ogilby
Also author of "Our Christmas Tree is Deck'd Once More"

Music: Dr. Henry Stephen Cutler

Source: Julius Henry Waterbury, ed., Children's Praise (Rochester: D. M. Dewey; New York: Pott, Young & Co., 1871), #76, The Children In The Temple, pp. 48-49.

1. Hosanna to King David's Son,
Who reigns on a superior throne;
We'll bless the Prince of heavenly birth,
Who brings salvation down to earth.

Chorus.
Hosanna to King David's Son!
Hosanna to King David's Son!
Hosanna in the highest!

2. Hosanna to the near-born Child,
Of virgin mother, meek and mild!
In manger cradle see Him laid,
By whom the earth and heavens were made.

Chorus.
Hosanna to the wonderful!
Hosanna to the wonderful!
Hosanna in the highest!

3. Hosanna to the incarnate Word,
In Bethlehem born! The mighty God!
Our hearts and tongues with joy should raise
Their glad hosannas to His praise!

Chorus.
Hosanna to the mighty God!
Hosanna to the mighty God!
Hosanna in the highest!

4. With shepherds on Judea's plains,
"With Angels in their nobler strains;
Let our hosannas joyful rise
To join the anthems of the skies!

Chorus.
Hosanna, everlasting Father!
Hosanna, everlasting Father!
Hosanna in the highest!

5. Let every nation, every voice,
In merry Christmas songs rejoice;
Both old and young with gladness sing!
That Christ is born to be our King!

Chorus.
Hosanna to the Prince of Peace!
Hosanna to the Prince of Peace!
Hosanna in the highest!

Music to "Hosanna To King David's Son" by Dr. H. S. Cutler from Waterbury, Children's Praise (1871), pp. 48-49.

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Also Found In A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 34, verses 1 and 5.

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