Mar 4, 2012

Intergenerational Song: Palm Sunday

Here’s a “new” song for Palm Sunday from Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns.  The tune is the traditional song “Sing Hosanna” (“Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning…”) which many congregations will already know. 

You can find a full music score on the Jubilate website here. You will need to register for the site first, but registration (and all the resources on the site) are free.

There’s a Man Riding In On a Donkey

There’s a man riding in on a donkey,
there’s a man, and they say he’s king!
And the palm leaves are waving a welcome
and the voices of the people sing:
Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna to the King!

Why a king riding in on a donkey?
Why a king wearing no fine crown?
Where the drums? Where the high-sounding cymbals
if a king is riding into town?
Sing hosanna . . .

Hear the voice of the King on a donkey!
Hear the joy of the news he brings!
He is Jesus, the Son of the Highest.
He is Jesus and the King of kings!
Sing hosanna . . .

— copyright © Paul Wigmore Idle/Jubilate Hymns (admin. Hope Publishing in North America). This is just one of many excellent resources available (free of charge) on The Jubilate Group website.  

Use of this hymn is covered by your CCLI license. If you use it in worship, be sure to report it to CCLI.

For more worship resources for Palm/Passion Sunday, click on Palm Sunday in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.