Hosanna (Less Cheesy Toto-Style Holy Week Music)

I previously mentioned the possibility of doing a cheesy Christian version of Rosanna by Toto. Here is my attempt to do something which I think could be taken seriously (although it might still end up being amusing simply because it is a reworking of a Toto song for Palm Sunday or thereabouts). What do you think?

Hosanna

I remember Sunday morning when we found you that donkey for you to ride

Hosanna, Hosanna

I thought that maybe this would be the day you’d tell the world you’re king

Hosanna

I couldn’t believe it when I heard so many people begin to cry

Hosanna, Hosanna

I didn’t understand why you would ever look so sad

 

Within a week they took you away – Hosanna, yeah

Though you’re gone, still I try to say

 

With you all the way

Teach me all your ways, Hosanna, yeah

Jesus, all the way

Teach me all your ways, Hosanna, yeah

I heard that they took you outside of the city to be crucified

Hosanna, Hosanna

Nailing you upon the cross they said, “Behold your king”

Hosanna

I heard about something that was said by a centurion who saw you die

Hosanna, Hosanna

He said, “Surely this man was the son of God.”

 

Two thousand years since you went away – Hosanna, yeah

Still you’re gone and we try to say

With you all the way

Teach me all your ways, Hosanna, yeah

Jesus, all the way

Teach me all your ways, Hosanna, yeah

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  • http://caveat1ector.wordpress.com/ Hydroxonium

    Didn’t really get the previous version, but this somehow resonated really well with me. Almost brought tears to my eyes (no sarcasm)!

  • Mark Matson

    Where’s the musical rendition, the MP3? I really wanted to hear you sing it.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      You might get your wish. I probably won’t make my own backing track – too much effort to imitate the guitar parts on a keyboard or find a guitarist to contribute. But I might sing along with an already-existing instrumental track. I thought I’d get feedback on the concept and lyrics first.

  • Jari V