Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hosanna in the highest (Doubled)

Hosanna in the highest
To our exalted Savior,
Who left behind for all mankind
These tokens of His favor:
His bleeding love and mercy,
His all redeeming Passion;
Who here displays, and gives the grace
Which brings us our salvation.

Louder than gathered waters,
Or bursting peals of thunder,
We lift our voice and speak our joys
And shout our loving wonder.
Shout, all our elder brethren,
While we record the story
Of Him that came and suffered shame,
To carry us to glory.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1745.

An interesting hymn with a slightly unusual meter.

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