We sang our glad Hosannas

We sang our glad Hosannas. Mary Nelson Keithahn* (1934- ). In recent years Palm Sunday observances have been expanded to include the both the Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem followed by a transition that points toward the events of Christ’s Passion. In five stanzas this hymn, published in 1998, spans the events from Palm Sunday through the resurrection, providing a bridge from the excitement of Palm Sunday to the somber events of Holy Week. It may also be sung effectively on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday. The writer of ‘We sang our glad Hosannas’ seeks to ‘capture . . . “eyewitness” experiences in her text, emphasizing the tension that built as opposition to Jesus grew stronger...

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