As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38 saying, "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!" (Luke 19:37-38, NRSV)
When Jesus rode in triumph, oh how they did rejoice!
But when he was on trial, did any raise their voice
or protest the injustice that nailed him to the cross?
How soon Palm Sunday’s glory became Good Friday’s loss!
He rode in joyful triumph, but did they understand
the nature of his kingship, and what he would demand
of his would-be disciples? Some who now sang his praise
would be among those wanting his death in six short days.