Hosanna to the prince of light

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'Hosanna to the prince of light' is a hymn by Isaac Watts, published as Hymn 76 in Book 2 of his Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

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1  Hosanna to the prince of light,
That cloth'd himself in clay;
Enter'd the iron gates of death,
And tore the bars away.

2  Death is no more the king of dread,
Since our Immanuel rose;
He took the tyrant's sting away,
And spoil'd our hellish foes.

3  See how the conqu'ror mounts aloft,
And to his Father flies,
With scars of honour in his flesh,
And triumph in his eyes.

4  There our exalted Saviour reigns,
And scatters blessings down;
Our Jesus fills the middle seat
Of the celestial throne.

5  Raise your devotion, mortal tongues,
To reach his bless'd abode,
Sweet be the accents of your songs
To our incarnate God.

6  Bright angels, strike your loudest strings,
Your sweetest voices raise;
Let heav'n, and all created things,
Sound our Immanuel's praise.

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