Van Iperen thinks it taken from the Jewish shout, "Hosanna!"
At certain intervals, the people responded with the cry of "Hosanna!"
The chorus sings "Hosanna" in derision of his belated plea for forgiveness.
As the curse did not depress, neither did the hosanna elate.
I danced with Hosanna; Wolfgang and Sarah were our vis-à-vis.
They all joined in the procession, and ...