Blessings on the King - Ellis and Lynch

This children's hymn for Palm Sunday was written by Michael B Lynch (B 1945 - aka ukulele master on YouTube) and Ron Ellis, who were behind Ellis and Lynch, an American family-band which was active from 1980-85 (ref).

It was first published by Raven Music in Seattle, USA in 1976, on an album titled Life is You (ref).

Sheet music is available from OCP (link below).

The unnamed tune is in Common (4/4) time:   in the key of C, the first few notes of the melody are G G_ A   G G_ E  F F G A G_ with accompanying chords  C / Csus4 / C / F / C.


Image based on a painting by Lippo Memmi (1291–1356)



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Examples

Original composers, folk-group in a church-setting, recording from 1984



Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:  Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessings on the King!
Hosanna! Hosanna! Son of God, we sing!
Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessings on the King!
We praise you, we bless you, our gifts to you we bring.

1  Your people are gathered on this holy day ...

2  O Lord, you are King now, King of all the earth ...

3  You are our brother, brother and friend ...

4  The meek and the lowly gather now to sing ...


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>Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessings on the King!
Hosanna! Hosanna! Son of God, we sing!
Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessings on the King!
We praise you, we bless you, our gifts to you we bring.

1  Your people are gathered on this holy day,
To lay down before you, branches on your way.
We sing of your glory as you enter in.
Come now, Lord Jesus, wash away our sin.

2  O Lord, you are King now, King of all the earth.
The stars in the heavens shine on our rebirth.
Your death and your rising gives to us new life.
No longer in darkness, now we have your light.

3  You are our brother, brother and friend,
Sent by the Father, all our hearts to mend.
We pray now, Lord Jesus, as you come today.
Please guide us with you as you go your way.

4  The meek and the lowly gather now to sing;
To sing out their praises to the humble King.
Your is the Kingdom of peace and joy and love.
The Father has sent us His Spirit from above.

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