Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!
Hosanna is a liturgical word in Judaism and Christianity. In Judaism, it is always used in its original Hebrew form, Hoshana.
“Hoshana” (הושענא) is a Hebrew word meaning please save or save now.
In the Old Testament the word Hosanna often is used in the form of asking for God’s help–Save us–now.
However, as we read in today’s passage taken from John (12:13), the word is being used as a form of exclaiming joy or triumph–a word injected with hope.
The following is taken from a David Piper Ministries website (http://www.desiringgod.org/)
And “Hosanna to the Son of David!” means, “The Son of David is our salvation! Hooray for the king! Salvation belongs to the king!”
And “Hosanna in the highest!” means, “Let all the angels in heaven join the song of praise. Salvation! Salvation! Let the highest heaven sing the song!”
Let us all shout HOSANNA!! Hosanna! For hope, for praise, for salvation! Hosanna in the highest!!