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Words by Anonymous, 1891; translated by Theodore T. BarkerMusic by Jean-Baptiste Faure (1830-1914)Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)Time signature: Common time – 4/4Public Domain1. 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,Refrain: 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!2. 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.3. Sing and rejoice, O blest Jerusalem, Of all Thy songs sing the emancipation. Through boundless love, the Christ of Bethlehem Brings forth the hope to Thee forevermore.