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

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

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

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

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

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)