How to Look Foolish with Christ: A Prayer and Hymn For Palm Sunday, April 1.

You looked foolish,
an uncrowned King,
riding a donkey for your
great triumphal entry.

Did its master know you?
(Did he boast to friends–
Jesus was really riding my ass)?

And you call us to
be foolish for your sake
to believe in ways that
confound the wise
and frustrate the strong.

O Humble King, whose entry
announced a different kingdom.
You came with
Not with money and power
but in humility.

Let us be bold to walk with you.
Use us Lord to bring your
presence into our cities and towns.
Let us carry you with us.

As fools and jackasses for Jesus
Let us walk on, knowing that death and shame await,
but in the end, you King of Fools, will reign.

The traditional hymn for Palm Sunday is All Glory Laud and Honor. Here are lyrics and some organ variations on this beautiful hymn below:

All glory, laud, and honor,
to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.

1. Thou art the King of Israel,
thou David’s royal Son,
who in the Lord’s name comest,
the King and Blessed One.

2. The company of angels
are praising thee on high,
and we with all creation
in chorus make reply.

3. The people of the Hebrews
with psalms before thee went;
our prayer and praise and anthems
before thee we present.

4. To thee, before thy passion,
they sang their hymns of praise;
to thee, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.

5. Thou didst accept their praises;
accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest,
thou good and gracious King.

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