Monday, July 27, 2009


Hosanna lyrics
Songwriters: Fraser, Brooke
Hosanna, Hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna in the highest

I see the King of glory
Coming down the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes

I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing


I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, selfless faith

I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees, we're on our knees


Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen

Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom's cause
As I walk from earth into eternity


I have been thinking about this song for the past couple of weeks. The last verse has been the one on my mind. Read what I put in bold. The third line where it says, "Break my heart for what breaks yours," has been really working on me lately. If I truly say that and believe it, my life will become messy. You can't turn your back on the depressed, lost, orphaned, widowed, single mother etc. There is nothing neat and tidy about living a life where you surrender your life for the kingdom's cause.

What does this look like for me when soon I will have a house full of children all under 6. How do I live my life to the glory of God while staying on the home front with my children all the while showing them how to love like Jesus in this broken and fallen world?

Now that is a good question for me today.

Go out and buy this song off of itunes if you haven't heard is worth 99 cents!


From my lips said...

Hey! Its funny that you put this song on your blog. I went to church last Sunday and they sang this song and I was going to ask the priest "who the heck is Hosanna??" Maybe you can help me out. I am very confused. I asked BJ and he said he had no idea. So I asked a couple more people that attend church regularly and they also have no clue. Help!

Dorg said...

So, Hosanna literally means "Save us" or "Save now". In Hebrew of course. Kind of like a plea or lament.

So it is not really a singular person. (When referring to Old Testament, Hebrew Bible stuff)

However, the Gospel writers decided to make the etymology a bit murky and started to use it as a cry for salvation as well as a declaration of praise (mainly in reference to Jesus).

So when you say it in Christianity terms, you are dually saying "Save me, Praise to you."

All FYI.....

From my lips said...

Chris to the rescue!! So, if I have a daughter, I am TOTALLY naming her Hosanna. Think about it! If she gets into trouble, every exasperated sigh when you utter her name, your actually saying "Save us." :) Perfect!

Katie said...

Pearl learned that Hosanna meant "save us," and tried to use it in a sentence. "Mom, you Hosannad me." After I got done laughing I attempted to explain things a little better! :-)