Taken from the account in Matthew 21:7-11, this cheerful Palm Sunday anthems tells the story of a smiling, caring Jesus as he makes his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Use of optional temple blocks (or other block instruments) brings to life the steady, rhythmical gait of the donkey as it carries the Son of David through the adoring crowds. The easy to learn melody and recurring refrain make this anthem a wonderful piece to use with choirs of younger and older children. Sound file: ms. 1-end, second ending, stanzas 1 and 3.
Voicing: Unison with piano, optional temple blocks, and optional tambourine
Composer: Jayne Southwick Cool
Text Author: Jayne Southwick Cool
Season: Lent; Ordinary/General
Lectionary: Year A - Lent - Liturgy of the Palms; Year A - Season after Pentecost - Proper 21 (26); Year A - Season after Pentecost - Proper 22 (27)
Scripture: Matthew 21:7-11