Song for the Soul

21 09 2010


The following lyrics provided much needed salve for my wounded soul today:

(As you read, remember that “Hosanna!” is a cry for help, more than a cry of victory as we usually associate it with Palm Sunday.)

I am tangled up in contradiction.

I am strangled by my own two hands.

I am hunted by the hounds of addiction.

Hosanna!

I have lied to everyone who trusts me.

I have tried to fall when I could stand.

I have only loved the ones who loved me.

Hosanna!  O Hosanna!

See the long awaited king come to set his people free.

We cry O Hosanna!

Come and tear the temple down.

Raise it up on holy ground.

Hosanna!

I have struggled to remove this raiment,

Tried to hide every shimmering strand.

I contend with these ghosts and these hosts of bright angels.

Hosanna!

I have cursed the man that you have made me.

I have nursed the beast that bays for my blood.

Oh, I have run from the one who would save me.

Save me, Hosanna! O Hosanna!

See the long awaited king, come to set his people free.

We cry O Hosanna!

Come and tear the temple down.

Raise it up on holy ground.

Hosanna!

We cry for blood, and we take your life.

Hosanna!

We cry for blood, and we take your life.

It is blood, it is life that you have given.

You have crushed beneath your heel the vile serpent.

You have carried to the grave the black stain.

You have torn apart the temple’s holy curtain.

You have beaten Death at Death’s own game.

Hosanna!  O Hosanna!

Hail the long awaited king, come to set his people free.

We cry O Hosanna!

Won’t you tear this temple down,

Raise it up on holy ground.

O Hosanna!  I will lift my voice and sing:

You have come and washed me clean

Hosanna.

–      Words by Andrew Peterson, Ben Shive, Andy Gullahorn

(Matthew 21:9 / John 2:19 / Genesis 3:15 / Matthew 27:51)

In Andrew Peterson’s album, Resurrection Letters: Volume II

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