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The chil - dren all stood sing - ing Ho - san - na
to His name.
3 For should we fail proclaiming
Our great Redeemer's praise, The stones, our silence shaming,
Might well Hosanna raise, But shall we only render
The tribute of our words? No; while our hearts are tender, They, too, shall be the Lord's.
J. King, 1830
And their faith, like Da-vid, prov-ing, Steadfast un - to death en dure.
2 Holy Savior, who in meekness
Didst vouchsafe a child to be, Guide their steps and help their weak
ness, Bless and make them like to Thee; Bear Thylambs, when they are weary,
In Thine arms, and at Thy breast; Through life's desert, dry and dreary,
Bring them to Thy heavenly rest.
3 Spread Thy golden pinions o'er them,
Holy Spirit, from above, Guide them, lead them, go before
them, Give them peace, and joy, and love; Thy true temples, Holy Spirit,
May they with Thy glory shine,
3 I would not live alway; no, welcome the tomb:
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom;
4 Who, who would live alway, away from his God;
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode,
5 Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet,
Their Savior and brethren transported to greet,
W. A. Muhlenberg, 1826
To Thee, O Lord, I yield my spir-it, Who break’st in love this mortal chain;