I Will Praise Him

The Sunday before Easter serves as a celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem, in which the Bible records that locals waved palm branches in his honor. Many churches decorate with palms on this special day. At some churches the service involves members (often children) taking palm branches and waving them during worship, especially the opening processional of the service.

During this national pandemic when we are not gathering together as congregations, we pray this week’s photo and hymn will bless you and be a reminder that we can praise Him alone or in a crowd.

I Will Praise Him

When I saw the cleansing fountain,
Open wide for all my sin,
I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing
When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”

I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
Give Him glory, all ye people,
For His blood can wash away each stain.

Tho’ the way seems straight and narrow,
All I claimed was swept away;
My ambitions, plans and wishes,
At my feet in ashes lay. [Refrain]

Blessed be the name of Jesus!
I’m so glad He took me in;
He’s forgiven my transgressions,
He has cleansed my heart from sin. [Refrain]

Glory, glory to the Father!
Glory, glory to the Son!
Glory, glory to the Spirit!
Glory to the Three in One! [Refrain]

Hymn: Margaret J. Harris (1898)
Photo: Pam Evans