Does your chin ever start trembling right before you laugh or cry? Yesterday at church we were singing the Hillsong version of “Hosanna” and mine started up. Hosanna is a such a beautiful word and usually translated to mean “save us.”

I can remember waiting with anticipation during services at The Church of the Resurrection in high school until we sang the part of the liturgy that included this word.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts:
heaven & earth are full of thy glory:
Hosanna, in the highest.
Blessed is he that commeth in the name of the Lord:
Glory to thee, O lord in the highest.
Hosanna, in the highest.

Now that we attend a church that does not use tradition liturgy, I find myself longing for some of those lost words – like Hosanna and Kyrie Eleison. How about you? Are you a wordy too? Got any favorites?

2 thoughts on “Hosanna

  1. I miss singing songs like ‘Just as I am’, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and my favorite, ‘It is Well With My Soul’ (Not sure if that’s the title exactly) but I think there is a lot of truth and wisdom wrapped up in these traditional songs, it would be nice if they could make a comeback in some sort of a new and hip way.

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