Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bread for the Journey


Behold Your King!
When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. “If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them, ‘ and immediately he will send them.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.” The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!” When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds were saying, This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Matthew 21: 1-11 (NASB)

All Glory, Laud, and Honor
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ we sing,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
The people of the Hebrews with palms adorned your way;
our praise and prayer and anthems we offer you this day.
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ we sing.
O Promised One of Israel, of David’s royal line,
the one called “God’s beloved,” of flesh and yet divine.
To you before your passion, they sang their hymns of praise;
to you, now high exalted, our melody we raise.
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ, we sing.
As you received their praises, receive our prayers today,
whose justice and whose mercy and sovereignty hold sway.
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ, we sing,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ, we sing!

Theodulph of Orleans, words, trans. John Mason Neale
Melchior Teschner, music (1584-1635)

3 comments:

  1. And today at church we sang Glory, Laud and Honor.... I am glad to have all the words to come back to......

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  2. Beautiful! Blessings to all as we enter this Holiest of weeks!

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  3. This is beautiful Ellen, thank you :)

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