Hosanna in the Highest! (UNIQUE CROWN)


There are only a handful of great Palm Sunday hymns, especially ones that can be sung during a palm processional. “Hosanna in the Highest!” is a stately hymn with an easily-learned chorus and narrative verses that move dramatically toward Jerusalem. The text can also be sung to the Jewish folk tune associated with “The King of Glory Comes.”

This hymn is a free download. If you sing this song in your church please report its use to CCLI or OneLicense.

words and music by Greg Scheer
inspired by Matthew 21:1-11 , Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-40, John 12:12-19, Psalm 24, and Isaiah 40
copyright April 5, 2020
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This song is mentioned in Greg’s podcast, “Lent: Palm/Passion Sunday.”

Hosanna in the highest!
Hail the One who saves us!
O blessed is the One who brings
the kingdom of David.

1. Who is the King of kings? The Lord God Almighty.
God’s reign is coming; it is on the horizon.

Hosanna in the highest!…

2. Who, then, may enter in? The One who is holy.
Open the gates for the procession of glory. 

Hosanna in the highest!…

3. Who is this King who greets his people so meekly?
Riding a donkey past the crowds as they’re cheering. 

Hosanna in the highest!…

4. This is the day the Lord has made, lift your voices.
Hail him who saves! Hail him with palms and rejoicing.

Hosanna in the highest!…