'Resounding all the day hosannas to their King...'
(Vatican Radio) In 1912 John Ireland wrote his best-known choral work, a Scriptural
meditation on the mystery of love.
As Monsignor Philip Whitmore says in this
musical meditation: "The line, 'love to the loveless shown that they might lovely
be' speaks again of the love of Christ showed that in laying down his life for us,
his friends, so that we might be washed, sanctified, and justified in his name. The
hymn goes on to reflect the events of Holy Week. sometimes they strew his way and
his sweet praises sing, resounding all the day hosannas to their King.".