Palm Sunday: A Song of Praise

Palm Sunday: A Song of Praise

Aren’t you grateful to Jesus for the sacrifice He made for us? I love Easter week, because it makes us think about and appreciate His gift all over again. During this special week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, I’ll be posting praises to Him based on the words of some well-known hymns. Take a fresh look at the words. Sing them to Him, a private concert from your heart to His ears. (He made your voice and He loves to hear you sing. I guarantee it!) Give Him a song of praise!

On this day, Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem in triumph. He rode a donkey, in the manner of a conquering king. Adoring crowds welcomed Him, laying palm branches and cloaks across the road in front of Him. The streets of the city rang with His praises.

“Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” the people sang. (Mk. 11:9-10)

The disciples probably wondered, “Is it finally happening? Is He about to be crowned king?” Indeed He was, but not in the way they thought. No earthly throne could contain His majesty, no material crown—no matter how rich—could display His glory.

Because He didn’t settle for an earthly kingdom, we look forward to His heavenly coronation when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of lords and King of kings. Until that day, we sing His praises!

Read the awesome picture painted by blind writer Fanny Crosby, and let this be your song of praise today.

“Praise Him, praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him, hail Him, highest archangels in glory;
strength and honor give to His holy name!
Like a shepherd Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long:
Praise Him, praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness;
praise Him, praise Him ever in joyful song!

Praise Him, praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered and bled and died;
He, our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him, hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows;
love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong:
Praise Him, praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness;
praise Him, praise Him ever in joyful song!

Praise Him, praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Heavenly portals loud with hosannas ring!
Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever.
Crown Him, crown Him, Prophet and Priest and King!
Christ is coming! Over the world victorious;
power and glory unto the Lord belong:
Praise Him, praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness;
praise Him, praise Him ever in joyful song!”

© Diane McLoud 2015
Praise Him, Praise Him by Fanny Crosby, public domain.

2 Comments on “Palm Sunday: A Song of Praise

  1. Palm Sunday begins a very special week and I very much appreciate your post! Happy Easter! Love you!

    • Thanks for reading, Linda—and for the comment! Happy Easter, my friend!!

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