A word customarily acclaimed at the Feast of the Tabernacles. It was used by the multitude, in reference to Jesus (Matt. 21:9): "Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." The meaning is, according to Fallows, "Lord, preserve this Son of David; heap favors and blessings on him!"
Meta. Worshipful prayer offered by the inner thoughts that are awakening spiritually, prayer for the preservation and safe growth of the Christ Spirit that is being formed and brought to birth in the soul and body of the individual. We desire every blessing and good for this true Christ ideal within us, that it may develop and take full possession to the complete putting on of the Christ, which means redemption for the whole man.