1 Let us join the jostling throng
waving palms and following
where a donkey walks along
bearing Christ the King.

2 As the Saviour passes by
overjoyed spectators sing,
praising God who reigns on high
and his Son our King.

3 'Blessed is he who comes' they say,
'In the Lord's name entering!'
Cloaks are spread to line the way
of the approaching King.

4 Yet within the city gates
enemies are gathering
while, beyond, a cross awaits
our beleaguered King.

5 Jesus, do you choose to be
victim of such suffering
to redeem and set us free-
sinners' friend and King?

6 By your perfect sacrifice
you will conquer death, and bring
all your church to Paradise,
crowned for ever King!


Emma Turl
© Emma Turl, admin. The Jubilate Group
Metre 7 7 7 5

Alternative tunes: HEAVENLY LOVE (Peacock) or CHARITY (John Stainer)