Why did we name our site HosannaHymns?
Because Hosanna is a splendiferous word!
In our LDS scriptures, the Study Helps explain the following:
“Hosanna is a word from Hebrew that means “please save us” and is used in praise and supplication.
At the Feast of Tabernacles, which celebrated the Lord’s deliverance of Israel into the promised land, people chanted the words of Psalm 118 and waved palm branches. At the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the multitudes cried “Hosanna” and spread palm branches for Jesus to ride upon, thus demonstrating their understanding that Jesus was the same Lord who had delivered Israel anciently (Ps. 118:25–26; Matt. 21:9, 15; Mark 11:9–10; John 12:13). These people recognized Christ as the long-awaited Messiah. The word Hosanna has become a celebration of the Messiah in all ages (1 Ne. 11:6; 3 Ne. 11:14–17).
The hosanna shout was included in the dedication of the Kirtland Temple (D&C 109:79) and is now a part of the dedication of modern temples.”
We also note that the word Hosanna in scripture is followed by variations on these words:
Blessed be the name of the Lord God!
Blessed be the name of the most high God.
Blessed be the name of the Lord God Almighty, the Most High God.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Is the prayer of your heart, “Jesus, please save us! Blessed be Thy name!”? Are you the kind of person that would have honored Jesus by waving palm branches and singing hosannas at His triumphal entry into Jerusalem?
Then you are a kindred spirit at HosannaHymns.
Consider this passage, from the Dedicatory Prayer of the Kirtland Temple:
. . . And help us by the power of thy Spirit, that we may mingle our voices with those bright, shining seraphs around thy throne, with acclamations of praise, singing Hosanna to God and the Lamb! —D & C 109:79
Here we learn that the angels sing hosannas.
Let’s join them in praise and supplication, both now and in the hereafter in the Heavenly Choir.