200. A Cheering, Chanting, Dizzy Crowd

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First Line: A cheering, chanting, dizzy crowd
Title: A Cheering, Chanting, Dizzy Crowd
Author: Thomas H. Troeger (1985)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM
Scripture: Psalm 118:26; Matthew 16:21; Matthew 21:1-11; Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 10:32-34; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 18:31-33; Luke 19:28-38; Luke 23:50-56; John 12:12-15; John 19:38-42
Topic: Christian Year: Palm Sunday; Christian Year: Maundy Thursday; Christian Year: Good Friday (2 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1985 Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Composer: Paul Benoit, OSB (1959, alt.)
Meter: CM
Key: e minor or modal
Copyright: © 1960 World Library Publications

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This Palm Sunday hymn recreates the contrasting sounds of Holy Week, moving from the noisy public acclaim of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the solitary silence of his body being prepared for burial. It gently reminds us that self-giving is the mark of Christ’s true sovereignty.

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