Sunday, March 24, 2013

Make Way, Make Way for the King of Kings - Palm Sunday

Make Way, Make Way is a modern hymn by the British musician Graham Kendrick. It is one of the few Palm Sunday hymns that I know that doesn't have hosanna in it :). What praise or other songs did you sing in your worship today? Will you share your favorite Palm Sunday song or hymn with me? It'd be fun to know. You can just comment online or email me and I'll compile a list and share.

In one of my former churches, Palm Sunday worship began in a special way; children and adults would gather outside the church and form a processional into the sanctuary waving palm fronds and shouting Hosanna. I can almost picture Jesus riding a colt right there in front of us. I see palms, linens, even scarves that we hastily brought from our cars and the church linen cupboards when we realized Jesus had come, a makeshift red carpet, that we, the people laid for him.  When we were inside the sanctuary, he would talk and we'd listen mesmerized. Although Jesus riding a donkey onto my church campus is just a dream, I pray that we will make way more and more, for King Jesus to rule in our hearts and lives.

Make Way, Make Way (lyrics and music by Graham Kendrick) - Listen on YouTube

Make way make way for the King of Kings (repeat twice)

Make way, make way for Christ the king in splendor arrives
Fling wide the gates and welcome him into your life.
Make way, make way for the king of kings
Make way, make way and let his kingdom in.

He comes the broken hearts to heal, the prisoners to free
The deaf shall hear, the lame shall dance, the blind shall see.
Make way, make way for the king of kings
Make way, make way and let his kingdom in.

Those who walk with heavy hearts, who weep and sigh
With laughter, joy, and royal crown he'll beautify.
Make way, make way for the king of kings
Make way, make way and let his kingdom in.

We call you now to worship Him as Lord of all
To have no gods before him, their thrones must fall.
Make way, make way for the king of kings
Make way, make way and let his kingdom in.

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