29 August 2008

heaven-high hosanna

During the liturgy in preparation for Lord's Supper in the Oude Kerk, we sing "holy, holy... hosanna in the highest." The direct translation in dutch, is "heaven-high hosanna."

In church, the other day, I stood across from someone whose sang louder and harder when we came to the words "heaven-high hosanna." I thanked him after the service for singing in a way that reflected the words - and he told me that singing louder was his the best way he could raise hosanna to the heavens.

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