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See what a living Stone

An Hosanna for the Lordís day; or, A new song of salvation by Christ.

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
See what a living Stone
The builders did refuse;
Yet God hath build his church thereon
In spite of envious Jews.

Stafford 78, Stanza 1

The scribe and angry priest
Reject thine only Son;
Yet on this Rock shall Zion rest,
As the chief corner-stone.

The work, O Lord, is thine,
And wondrous in our eyes;
This day declares it all divine,
This day did Jesus rise.

This is the glorious day
That our Redeemer made;
Let us rejoice, and sing, and pray,
Let all the church be glad.

Hosanna to the King
Of Davidís royal blood:
Bless him ye saints; he comes to bring
Salvation from your God.

We bless thine holy word
Which all this grace displays:
And offer on thine alter, Lord,
Our sacrifice of praise.

Watts, Isaac. The Psalms of David: Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship. 22nd ed. London: T. Longman et. al., 1769.