Jesus Rode a Donkey into Town

Jesus rode a donkey into town
Many folks turned from miles around
What a sight to see, a man to set men free
Riding on a donkey into town.

In the 1970s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Godspell’ were  famous West End shows… Roger Jones, a young teacher from Birmingham, wrote ‘Jerusalem Joy’, that also told the Jesus story; it was performed in schools and churches up and down the country…

This musical, containing this song, influenced my life. If Roger Jones could do it why shouldn’t I… I started to write songs and musicals for school and church… and the rest, as they say, is history.

Jesus, is it true the things that people say of you?
Did you really make a blind man see?
And if all I’ve heard about you turns out to be true
Can you really do the same for me?


Today is Palm Sunday. Christians across the world will remember Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus had been preaching, story-telling, doing miracles, and inspiring the many people who followed him. He was also enraging and infuriating his enemies…

During this week, often called ‘Holy Week’, many will muse on suffering, sacrifice, forgiveness and redemption…

Tell me, do you think he’ll take the Roman guards by storm?
Do you think you’ll show the priests the door?
Wonder if he’s pleased by all the shouting from the crowd
Even by the palms upon the floor?

For my part, throughout this week I shall recall this simple yet profound story. I’ll join the crowds watching the carpenter from Nazareth enter Jerusalem on a donkey. I’ll endeavour to observe and muse on the events that subsequently unfolded with fresh eyes. I’ll seek to gain renewed insight, understanding and inspiration.
Jesus rode a donkey into town
Many folks turned from miles around
What a sight to see, a man to set men free
Riding on a donkey into town.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qifyAll7U&ab_channel=jccblair

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