The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hosanna! To The Prince of Light

For the Resurrection and Ascension.

Words: Isaac Watts, 1709.
Compare: Hosanna to the Prince of Light (Anonymous)

Tune: Warwick. C.M.

Source: Edmund S. Lorenz, ed., The Otterbein Hymnal (Dayton, OH: United Brethren Publishing House, 1892), #142, p.68.

1. Hosanna to the Prince of Light,
    Who clothed himself in clay,
Entered the iron gates of death,
    And tore the bars away.

2. Death is no more the king of dread,
    Since our Immanuel rose;
He took the tyrant's sting away,
    And spoiled our hellish foes.

3. See how the conqueror mounts aloft
    And to his Father flies,
With scars of honor in his flesh,
    And triumph in his eyes.

4. There our exalted Savior reigns,
    And scatters blessings down;
Our Jesus fills the middle seat
    Of the celestial throne.

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Also found in Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation (New York: J. Seymour, 1817), #358.

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