Hymns:Hosanna loud hosanna
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|Hosanna loud hosanna|
|Title||Hosanna, loud hosanna|
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|Meter||76 76 D|
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Hosanna, loud hosanna
Like "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" (375/376), this text is based on Christ's triumphal entry on Palm Sunday. However, "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna" focuses more on the children's role in that event. The text was written by Jeannette Threlfall (b. Blackburn, Lancashire, England, 1821; d. Westminster, London, 1880) in an "idle moment" (as she says she wrote all of her hymns, all others of which have been forgotten). Undoubtedly, Threlfall had Mark 11 in mind when she wrote this text, but she also alludes to Jesus' welcoming of the children in Mark 10:13-16. Stanzas 1 and 2 tell how the children shared in the songs during Christ's procession into Jerusalem. Stanza 3 is our cue to participate in praising our Redeemer.
Threlfall's life was extremely difficult: she was orphaned at an early age, and two serious accidents caused her to be an invalid for life. But she bore her misfortune with grace and fortitude and maintained a ministry to many people who came in contact with her. Threlfall wrote devotional verse, which was published anonymously in various periodicals and later collected in Woodsorrel, or Leaves from a Retired Home (1856) and Sunshine and Shadow (1873), which included "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna."
Palm Sunday, in conjunction with the Palm Sunday gospel reading or the children's message.
- 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.
- From Olivet they followed
Mid an exultant crowd,
The victor palm branch waving
And chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of earth and heaven
Rode on in lowly state
Nor scorned that little children
Should on His bidding wait.
- "Hosanna in the highest!"
That ancient song we sing,
For Christ is our Redeemer,
The Lord of heav'n our King.
Oh, may we ever praise Him
With heart and life and voice
And in His blissful presence
- Hymnals:Baptist Hymnal 1991 #130
- Hymnals:Baptist Hymnal 2008 #221
- Hymnals:Celebration Hymnal #297
- Hymnals:Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #279
- Hymnals:Lutheran Service Book #443
- Hymnals:Presbyterian Hymnal #89
- Hymnals:Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #378
- Hymnals:Revival Hymns and Choruses #198
- Hymnals:Rejoice in the Lord #282
- Hymnals:Sing Joyfully #233
- Hymnals:The Worshiping Church #203
- Hymnals:The United Methodist Hymnal #278
- Hymnals:Worship & Rejoice #267