01 April 2012

Sunday Morning Praise - Palm Sunday

All Glory, Laud and Honor

"This traditional, Palm Sunday processional hymn was very likely written about 820 A.D. by Bishop Theodolph of Orleans, France, while he was imprisoned at the monastery of Angers ... for allegedly plotting against [Louis I the Pious]." 
"A well-known legend has long been associated with this hymn. It is believed by many that a short time before the bishop's death, in 821, Louis was visiting in the area where the bishop was imprisoned and by chance passed under his cell. The bishop is said to have been singing and worshiping by himself; and when the emperor heard this particular hymn being sung, he was so moved by the incident, that he immediately ordered the bishop's release." (Kenneth Osbeck, 101 More Hymn Stories, 28).

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