Author of the Lyrics
The author of the edifying
words of the "Hosanna" lyrics,
Jeanette Threlfall (March 24, 1821-November 30, 1880),
was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England and
achieved fame as a musician, composer and hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Hosanna
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Jeanette Threlfall (March 24, 1821
to November 30, 1880)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang; Through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang"
First Publication Date:
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 men and angels 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 Heaven our king.
O may we ever praise Him with heart and life and voice,
And in His blissful presence eternally rejoice!