Prosperous Praising

Tune: Infant Praise

('Children of Jerusalem')

Luke 19 v.38-40


Blessed be the King that comes in

The name of the LORD, no sin

Does He have, peace in heaven

Highest glory to the Son



Children praised Jesus at His entry

Into Jerusalem, songs there be

Raising fine heir loud 'Hosannas'

Worship each on Him confers


Some of the Pharisees there

Did not in the praises share

Bid the Lord the praise silence

May they not rejoice from hence



But Jesus did answer, say

Of these hold heir peace this day

The stones would straightway cry out

Praise be not muzzled, no doubt



  • orchidee

    I don't mind Choruses in hymns. But I'm not always one for seemingly endless Chorus-type songs, that may be sung about 20 times. It's laziness I think, if same ones are sung 3 weeks in a row at church. Worship Group not bothering to learn anything new, nor even different well-known songs.
    But some traditional folk complain that there are too many 'Alleluias' in some hymns!

  • Goldfinch60

    Good one Orchi. Choruses are important in music as they emphasise the meanings and the music normally increases in loudness to add to that emphasis.


    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold. I mean songs that they call 'choruses' in some places. Some go on endlessly. I wonder if God goes back to bed, thinking 'Oh no, not you lot again!'

    • FineB

      Hi Orchidee,

      A wonderful write.

      One should always praise and not be negative.

      Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

      • orchidee

        Thanks FB.

      • Neville

        I am not a particular fan of choruses either .. whether it is because I am not keen on repetition is as yet unclear to me ..

        I did find Andy's response particularly interesting though and learnt summat new today already ...

        whether it is because I am not keen on repetition is as yet unclear to me ..

        whether it is because I am not keen on repetition is as yet unclear to me ..
        ........... Neville :)

        • orchidee

          Thanks Neville. That's what I mean, I say, that's what I mean.....
          Same (or same old) thing over and over, until you go nuts! There's no need for laziness. I mean, they got loads to choose from. They wouldn't have my songs. They were not where the church was "at", meaning they dunno what a hymn book looks like! Doh!

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