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[Hymn I.] The Hosanna; or Salvation ascribed to CHRIST.

Long Metre.

1 Hosanna to King David's Son,
2 Who reigns on a superior Throne;
3 We bless the Prince of heav'nly Birth,
4 Who brings Salvation down on Earth.
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5 Let ev'ry Nation, ev'ry Age,
6 In this delightful Work engage;
7 Old Men and Babes in Sion sing
8 The growing Glories of her King!

Common Metre.

1 HOsanna to the Prince of Grace;
2 Sion, behold thy King!
3 Proclaim the Son of David's Race,
4 And teach the Babes to sing.
5 Hosanna to th' Eternal Word,
6 Who from the Father came;
7 Ascribe Salvation to the LORD,
8 With Blessings on his Name.

Short Metre.

1 HOsanna to the SON
2 Of David and of GOD,
3 Who brought the News of Pardon down,
4 And bought it with his Blood.
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5 To CHRIST, th' anointed King,
6 Be endless Blessings giv'n;
7 Let the whole Earth his Glory sing,
8 Who made our Peace with Heav'n.


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Title (in Source Edition): [Hymn I.] The Hosanna; or Salvation ascribed to CHRIST.
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: song

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, pp. 40-42. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A5 f.3516].)

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