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 sang songs, and shouted 'Hosanna!'
To be sure, we first sing Hosanna to him who cometh yonder; well and good!
And wherefore cried ye yesterday and this day, Hosanna, hosanna?
The Hosanna is for heaven; not for a world in which Love is, and Death may enter.
Again and again they cried out, "Hosanna to God and the Lamb!"