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Wednesday Is for Worship: “Hosanna”

Well, it’s Wednesday, and we’re once again turning our spotlight on songs to worship our great and glorious God.  He’s so awesome!  How could you not praise Him?!!!

Today’s song is written by Brooke Fraser and also performed by her below along with the Hillsong band.  The song was published in 2006 by Hillsong Music Publishing and is included on a few Hillsong worship albums.  I was first introduced to this song at the “Connect” time at New Life Academy, which is a time of worship and devotional at our homeschool co-op.  I’ve enjoyed worshiping the Lord with this song many times!  Without further adieu…

I see the King of glory
Coming on 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

Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest (x2)

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


The chorus is based upon the words the crowd shouted as Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem riding a donkey colt on what has come to be called Palm Sunday, which is the Sunday before His crucifixion and resurrection (Matthew 21:9, Mark 11:9-10, John 12:13).  Hosanna is a plea to God to Save us now!  That’s what it means.  So, Hosanna in the highest basically means We are really, really serious; Save us now!  What a simple but powerful prayer to God in worship!

The verses are written from a prophetic perspective, communicating the great and glorious things that one prays to see:  the return of Jesus, the forgiveness of sins, the uprising of a godly generation, and a sweeping revival.  I don’t know about you, but these things are the subjects of my prayers.  This is what I want to see too.  May God cause it to be quickly!

For me, the bridge is what endears this song so much to my heart.  It’s nothing more than a humble prayer to God to make you more like Jesus and devoted to Jesus.  I especially ask God to break my heart for what breaks His and desire to give my life to Him, everything I am for His Kingdom’s cause.

May God use you mightily from here into eternity, and may your heart sing praise to God this day and everyday.

One Comment

  1. Hi Ben, great song. I hadn’t heard it before. Thanks for sharing. I’ve listened twice and am about to hear it again. You are truly a blessing. Keep writing. You definitely no longer need crayons 🙂

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