Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday: Transitioning to the Passion Story

There are two ways to celebrate Palm Sunday. One is to feature the Palm Sunday account as the chief Gospel text for the day. Another is to read the Palm Sunday account prior to the procession and then read the Passion account as the chief Gospel text for the day.

Some hymns are good at bridging this gap. "Ride On, Ride On in Majesty" ends with this text...

Ride on, ride on in majesty,
in lowly pomp ride on to die.
Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain,
Then take, O God, Thy power and reign.

Here is a version for carillon.

Another hymn for this occasion would be A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth. Look for this one in the next post.

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