31 March 2009

Passion (Palm) Sunday Words

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna to the Son of David. Let us pray, Most merciful God, as the people of Jerusalem, with palms in their hands, gathered to greet Your dearly beloved Son... Let us go forth in peace in the name of the Lord... All glory, laud and honor To You, Redeemer King, To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring. To You before Your Passion They sang their hymns of praise, To You now high exalted, Our melody we raise... [Silence]... Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection... Have this mind among yourselves... His blood be on us and on our children... Go forth, my Son, the Father said, and free my children from their dread of guilt and condemnation. The wrath and stripes are hard to bear, but by Your passion they will share the fruit of Your salvation... Who accomplished the salvation of mankind by the tree of the cross, that where death rose, there life also might rise again and that the serpent who overcame by the tree of the garden might likewise by the tree of the cross be overcome... No tramp of solider's marching feet with banners and with drums, no sound of music's marshal beat, the King of glory comes... Ride on, ride on in majesty, the angel armies of the sky look down with sad and wondering eye to see the approaching Sacrifice. Ride on, ride on in majesty, Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh, The Father on His sapphire throne Awaits His own Anointed Son.

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