Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Ps 89:8; Isa 6:3; Rev. 4:8The old translation rendered the Latin-and-Hebrew expression Dominus Deus Sabaoth as “Lord God of power and might”, but that did not do justice to this rich Scriptural title for God, “Lord God of hosts”. This title (along with “Lord of hosts” and “God of hosts”) occurs nearly 300 times in Scripture.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Num 14:21; Acts 7:55; Rev 15:8
Hosanna in the highest. Ps 118:25; Mt 21:9; Jn 12:13
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Ps 118:26; Phil 2:11
Hosanna in the highest.
The word “host” here does not refer to the Eucharistic host (which comes from the Latin hostia, meaning "sacrificial victim"); rather, this word means “a multitude” and “an army.” The Lord commands the heavenly host of angels (the same angels with whom we are joining in song), and the archangel Michael is recognized as the “captain” of this host. (Jude 1:9; Rev 12:7) This military language reminds us that we are waging a spiritual battle (2 Cor 10:3-4), with God and His saints and angels as our allies; we must be equipped for such a battle. (Eph 6:10-17)