BLESSING OF THE PALMS…
We remember all those who stepped out of the way,
They threw down their coats and palm branches to say,
“Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is the One!
Who comes in the name of the Lord, God’s own Son!”
As we raise our voices and Lift High the Cross,
We think of this man who knew suffering and loss,
Who on a donkey, did ride through the town,
Who raised up the people and put power down.
We bless these branches today in this place,
These palms that are waved, will bring joy to each face,
As we celebrate Jesus, the one who did come
So that everyone would know God’s love, not just some.
This Jesus did come to lift up the lowly
And remind us all that each person is holy.
So raise up your palms and sing out with a shout
As the story unfolds, love is what it’s about!
PALM SUNDAY BENEDICTION
And so it begins, we walk through this week
From palms now to passion, it’s Jesus we seek
Each moment we walk through these days now with Jesus,
Is time to see people, the way Jesus…sees us.
To watch for the ones, who need hope, who need kindness.
Seeking the light, not the darkness that blinds us.
As you walk through these days, may the love you now know
Be spread to each person you meet on the go.
And may God who now blesses and keeps you in love
Whose face shines upon you with grace from above
Who looks on you with such joy and such favor,
This God, three in One (+) gives you peace - life to savor. Amen!