The pilgrim psalm, a cry of pleading,

Hail the Lamb, soon bleeding.

Hosanna! Save us!

Blessed is he who has come.

On a virginal colt, to Jerusalem mounted,

costly redemption, carefully counted.

Palm branches flutter, royalty shown

to a King who stepped away from his throne.

Hosanna! Save us!

Blessed is he who has come.

The final week, a floodgate of teaching;

vested words for the souls he’s reaching.

To the task at hand, Christ ever obedient;

his enemies plotting his death expedient.

Hosanna! Save us!

Blessed is he who has come.

Bearing the cross, darkness impending;

Obscene with sin, Holiness offending.

“Sin is paid for!” exhaled in victory;

atonement impeding death’s thievery.

Hosanna! Save us!

Blessed is he who has come.

Third day dawns, morn’ most scandalous;

Truth foretold this act miraculous.

Empty tomb, a folded shroud;

proves immortality endowed.

Hosanna! Save us!

Blessed are you who have come.

Ilona Hadinger

Currently living in Oaxaca’s Central Valley, Ilona has lived in various parts of Mexico with her family for the past 18 years as cross-cultural missionaries. A true polyglot, she speaks English, Spanish, Hungarian (her first language), and understands enough German to know what her in-laws are saying. Her articles have appeared in Gifted for Leadership, Tortilla Press, and Thrive! Magazine. An award-winning photographer, she brings both calling and creativity together at www.ikhadinger.com.

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