Random thoughts from Pencefn

…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Palm Sunday 2015 – The Entry into Jerusalem

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We start Holy Week remembering the entry into Jerusalem.

The hymn by Henry H. Milman written in 1822 tells of the majesty and pomp of the entry into to Jerusalem however looks forward to the events following the Last Supper – the Betrayal, Trial and Crucifixion.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Hear all the tribes hosanna cry;
O Saviour meek, your road pursue,
with palms and scattered garments strewn.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die.
O Christ, your triumphs now begin
o’er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
The hosts of angels in the sky
look down with sad and wondering eyes
to see the approaching sacrifice.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
bow your meek head to mortal pain;
then take, O Christ, your power and reign.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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