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Psalms For Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday observes the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, that was marked by the crowds who were in Jerusalem for Passover waving palm branches and proclaiming him as the messianic king. The Gospels tell us that Jesus rode into the city on a donkey, enacting the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9, and in doing so emphasised the humility that was to characterise the Kingdom he proclaimed. The irony of his acceptance as the new Davidic King (Mark 11:10) by the crowds that would only five days later cry for his execution should be a sobering reminder of the human tendency to want God on our own terms.

This Sunday is also known as Passion Sunday to commemorate the beginning of Holy Week and Jesusí final agonising journey to the cross. The English word passion comes from a Latin word that means "to suffer," the same word from which we derive the English word patient.

  1. Palm Sunday Ver. 1

  2. Palm Sunday Ver. 2

Liturgical Colour for Palm Sunday  Palm Sunday
 Psalm 21 (8-9, 17-20, 23-24. R: v.2) Ver. 1

Version 1 Notes
This psalm was written in a combination of Gypsy and Israel style. A female solo for the response and mixed choir for the verses is recommended.

Musical Instrumentation
For the response and verses, the Music Box tone is used, supported by the String Ensemble 1and Acoustic Bass, and Drums.

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Liturgical Colour for Palm Sunday  Palm Sunday
 Psalm 21 (8-9, 17-20, 23-24. R: v.2) Ver. 2
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