GREEN PALMS.(Les Rameaux.)
Words and Music by JEAN-BAPTISTE FAURE
Original Publication and Copyright 1889 this edition by Emerson Drug Company, ca.1890
O'er all the way, green palms and blossoms gay,
Are strewn this day in festal preparation,
Where Jesus comes, to wipe our tears away,
E'en now the throng to welcome him prepare;
Join all, and sing,His name declare,
Let ev'ry voice resound with acclamation Hosanna!
Praised be the Lord!
Bless Him, who cometh to bring us salvation!
His word goes forth, and peoples by its might,
Once more regain freedom from degradation,
Humanity doth give to each his right,
While those in darkness find restored the light,
Sing and rejoice, oh, blest Jerusalem,
Of all thy sons sing the emancipation,
Through boundless love, the Christ of Bethlehem,
Brings faith and hope to thee forever more,