Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!
– Mark 11:9,10b
Hosanna is the cry of praise or adoration shouted by the welcoming crowds as Jesus entered Jerusalem and they hailed Him as the Messiah – “the Anointed”, the King and Saviour. This excited crowd acclaimed Jesus as messianic King, in spite of the fact that it was a dangerous act for them to do before the Jewish and Roman authorities of those days.
Today, 2000 years later, are we Christians still prepared to acclaim the Lord publicly with shouts of joy? Am I prepared to do so? Do I consider it “risky” and “embarrassing” and “not quite the done thing” to be seen publicly acclaiming Christ in this world which seems to scorn the devout, and encourage godlessness?
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna!
You deserve the glory and the honour,
and I lift my hands in worship for You are great!
There is no one else like You,
Lord, there is no one else like You!
Lord, I want to always gladly acclaim You,
in all situations,
in good times and in bad,
in private and in public,
through my words and my deeds.
There is no one else like You, Lord!