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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Hymns.
I. “Ride on, ride on in majesty”
By Henry Hart Milman (1791–1868)
 
RIDE on, ride on in majesty;
Hark, all the tribes Hosanna cry;
Thine humble beast pursues his road,
With palms and scattered garments strewed.
 
Ride on, ride on in majesty;        5
In lowly pomp ride on to die:
O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin
O’er captive death and conquer’d sin.
 
Ride on, ride on in majesty;
The wingèd squadrons of the sky        10
Look down with sad and wondering eyes
To see the approaching Sacrifice.
 
Ride on, ride on in majesty;
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh:
The Father on His sapphire throne        15
Awaits His own anointed Son!
 
Ride on, ride on in majesty;
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
Bow Thy meek Head to mortal pain,
Then take, O God, Thy power and reign.        20
 
 
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