Hymn #175 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
[pullquote_center width=”80%”]All glory, laud, and honor to Thee, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.
Thou didst accept their praises — accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious King![/pullquote_center]
Count on a kid to tell it like it is. Maybe this is the reason for the old adage, “Children should be seen and not heard.” Over the course of our lives we develop the ability to filter our thoughts before they become words. We also sometimes lose the child’s ability to see things as they are, without expectation or preconception. Kids? They see it like it is, and say it like it is.
In today’s text, hosannas stream from the lips of children. They were onto Jesus, and seemed attracted to him without reservation. They saw what they saw, and liked it, and joyously praised Jesus. May we today be like children… no filters, no prejudices, no reservations about praising our redeemer, Jesus Christ.
Let at least one of those hosannas be mine, Lord.