March 26, 2016

A Medley of Two Children's Hymns

This is the blessed season when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s a time to ponder new beginnings and restorations. After all, that’s what the Resurrection is: the chance for a life after this one. That’s an unbelievable gift, especially considering the trauma that led up to that day of wonder.

I have played the piano in my kids’ church for approximately nine years. I love it! I decided to record a medley of two of my favorite children’s hymns in honor of this special time.

Please keep in mind that this is me in the video. I am not a professional, although I have a modest talent. I am an amateur lover of music. Therefore, any kind comments would be greatly appreciated.

Jesus Has Risen

Words and music: Thelma Johnson Ryser© 1959 IRI

Jesus has risen, Jesus our friend.
Joy fills our hearts; He lives again.
Praises we sing to him, This Easter time.
Jesus has risen, Savior divine.
Jesus has risen, Savior divine.

Easter Hosanna

Words and music: Vanja Y. Watkins ©1982 IRI

The prophecies of long ago were now at last fulfilled.
When Jesus risen from the dead, to man Himself revealed.
As he came down from heav’n above, white-robed and glorified,
The people of the promised land received their Lord and cried:
“Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God!
Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God!”

My Conclusion

“Hosanna” is a variation of a word found in the Hebrew, Latin, and Aramaic languages. According to Strong’s Concordance, and other sources, it can be translated in the following ways:
“Save, I pray.”
“Please save.”
“Oh, save now.”
“Save, we pray.”
“Rescue, Savior”

Easter is a time of celebrating how the Resurrection of Jesus rescued us from death. That deserves praise!

How have you shown thanks for Jesus’ sacrifice?

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