"Hosanna, Loud Hosanna"
by Jeannette Threlfall, 1821-1880
Text From:
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.126



1. Hosanna, loud hosanna,
The little children sang;
Through pillared court and Temple
The lovely anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them,
Close folded to His breast,
The children sang their praises,
The simplest and the best.

2. From Olivet they followed
Mid an exultant crowd,
The victor palm-branch waving
And chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of men and angels
Rode on in lowly state
Nor scorned that little children
Should on His bidding wait.

3. "Hosanna in the highest!"
That ancient song we sing,
For Christ is our Redeemer,
The Lord of heaven our King.
Oh, may we ever praise Him
With heart and life and voice
And in His blissful presence
Eternally rejoice.



Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Hymn #161
Text: Matt. 21:15
Author: Jeannette Threlfall, 1873
Tune: ÒEllacombeÓ
1st Published in: _Gesangbuch d. Herzolgl. Wuerttemberg.
Hofkapelle_, 1784