Before the song became a hit, I was captivated by the lyrics when I heard Don Francisco sing his new song. He’ll never know how many lives have been changed by the message. I think I’m changed a little, every time I hear it sung.
At the valley beyond the Mount of Olives, as Jesus came near to Jerusalem, a joyful crowd of followers cheered and shouted praises for all the miracles they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king sent by God, who brings peace. Let the heavens rejoice and God be glorified!”
Some Pharisees in the crowd complained to Jesus, “Teacher, you should rebuke your followers for saying such things.”
“You can be certain,” Jesus said, “that if they kept quiet, the stones would have to shout praises.”
— Luke 19:37–40 from Eyewitness: The Life of Christ Told in One Story