Sunday, March 24, 2013

Song for Sunday: All Glory, Laud and Honor

Palm Sunday, when Jesus entered into Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey and people spread cloaks and palms to welcome him, was four days before the Passover feast. On the first Passover, the head of each household was to take a lamb into his house on the 10th day of the month, inspect it each day. Then, if it was perfect they were to slaughter it on the 14th day, putting it's blood on the door and having his family eat it all before sunrise.

Here Jesus enters Jerusalem, the city God has made his home. Soon he will be slaughtered, having given his life for us. The crowd that hailed him on Sunday turned against him on Friday.

We went Easter caroling today and one of the songs we sang was this Ancient Palm Sunday hymn.

All glory, laud, and honor
to you, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.
You are the King of Israel
and David's royal Son,
now in the Lord's name coming,
the King and Blessed One. 
The company of angels
is praising you on high;
and we with all creation
in chorus make reply.
The people of the Hebrews
with palms before you went;
our praise and prayer and anthems
before you we present. 
To you before your passion
they sang their hymns of praise;
to you, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.
As you received their praises,
accept the prayers we bring,
for you delight in goodness,
O good and gracious King! 

                     ~Theodulf, Bishop of Orleans, c. 820

What Palm Sunday songs

 do you love?


  1. Easter caroling? I don't think I've ever heard of anyone doing that. Nice.

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster award; details are on my blog today.

    1. We do it ever year -- singing to sick or shut in church members and such. It's fun. And thanks.