This Sunday is Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. “Triumphal” means celebrating a great victory!
At the time, many of Jesus’ followers thought they were ushering him in to take over as an earthly king, but he knew the victory would be far greater than that. His victory on the cross would ultimately end Satan’s reign and make way for the heavenly kingdom!
We sing “Hosanna” on Palm Sunday because we know we need that victory in our own lives. “Hosanna” means “Save us!”
So as you sing this song, remember Jesus is your Savior and your King, and praise him with all glory, laud and honor!
All glory, laud, and honor
to you, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.
Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David’s royal Son,
who in the Lord’s name comest,
the King and Blessed One.
The company of angels
are praising Thee on high;
and we with all creation
in chorus make reply.
The people of the Hebrews
with palms before Thee went;
our praise and prayer and anthems
before Thee we present.
To Thee, before Thy passion
they sang their hymns of praise;
to Thee, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.
Thou didst accept their praises,
accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King!
Scripture Reference: Mark 11:1-10, John 12:12-13
Text: Theodulph of Orleans (c. 820), translated by J.M. Neale (1855)
Music: ST. THEODULPH, Melchior Teschner (1614)
Meter: 22.214.171.124 D
Copyright: Public Domain
This hymn is featured in our 2022 Lent Worship Guide:
This upbeat version has several alternate verses! This is also an example of the “shorter” version that removes the refrain and includes it as part of the first verse.