The Lamb has Overcome

Dr. Deborah Herring

Dr. Deborah Herring

What a glorious season to worship and rejoice through music! This Palm Sunday we will celebrate many Hosanna’s to the coming King. The congregation will sing, “Hosanna (Praise is Rising)” as the youth lay down palm branches. Then the children will joyfully shout, “Ho-Ho-Ho-Hosanna,” and finally the choir will proclaim, “Hosanna with All Glory Laud and Honor” as we trace the journey of Jesus from the triumphal entry to the journey through His agonizing sacrifice on the cross. 

Easter Sunday will be the victorious celebration of the Risen King! The choir will be presenting the musical, Forever Glorified by Marty Parks, which traces the final week of Jesus’ ministry on earth, conquering death. The Lamb has overcome and He is forever glorified! Come hear the message proclaimed as we worship together. He is risen indeed!

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;

Death is strong, but Life is stronger;

Stronger than the dark, the light;

Stronger than the wrong, the right.

Faith and Hope triumphant say,

Christ will rise on Easter-Day.

 

While the patient earth lies waking,

Till the morning shall be breaking,

Shuddering ‘neath the burden dread

Of her Master, cold and dead,

Hark! she hears the angels say,

Christ will rise on Easter-Day.

And when sunrise smites the mountains,

Pouring light from heavenly fountains,

Then the earth blooms out to greet

Once again the blessed feet;

And her countless voices say,

Christ has risen on Easter-Day.

 

Up and down our lives obedient

Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant,

Till those garden lives shall be

Fair with duties done for Thee;

And our thankful spirits say,

Christ arose on Easter-Day 

 

~Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”