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Ride On ! Ride On In Majesty - King's College, Cambridge.

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Uploaded on Apr 6, 2010

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The choir of King's College, Cambridge sing the Easter hymn, Ride On ! Ride On In Majesty. The choir are joined by the congregation of which there seems very few. The trebles sing a verse on their own as do the gentlemen before the trebles soar to a lovely descant during the final verse.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Hark, all the tribes hosanna cry,
thy humble beast pursues his road
with palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die,
O Christ thy triumph now begin
oer captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
The winged squadrons of the sky
look down with sad and wondring 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
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.

Henry Milman (1791-1868)

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