Number: 89
Title: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Composer: Gesangbuch der Herzogl, Wirtembergischen Katholischen Hofkapelle, 1784; alt. 1868
Author: Jennette Threlfall, 1873
Scripture: Matthew 21:8-9 Mark 11:7-10 Luke 19:38 John 12:12-13
Theme: Palm Sunday

1.  Hosanna, loud hosanna,
    The little children sang;
    Through pillared court and temple
    The joyful 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 earth and heaven 
    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.
    O may we ever praise Him
    With heart and life and voice,
    And in His blissful presence
    Eternally rejoice.