Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
words of the "Hosanna in the Highest" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788),
was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and
achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Hosanna in the Highest", Sydney Hugo Nicholson (February 9, 1875-May 30, 1947),
was born in London, England and
became famous as a musician, Church organist and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Hosanna in the Highest
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707
to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Sydney Hugo Nicholson (February 9, 1875 to
May 30, 1947)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Hosanna in the highest To our exalted Savior"
First Publication Date:
Hosanna in the Highest Lyrics
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.
Angels in fixed amazement
Around our altars hover,
With eager gaze adore the grace
Of our eternal Lover:
Himself and all His fullness
Who gives to the believer;
And by this bread whoe'er are fed
Shall live with God for ever.