Hosanna performed by Studio Musicians from the album Americas 25 Favorite Praise and Worship Choruses Volume 4. The word hosanna is etymologically derived from the Hebrew הושיעה־נא, hôšî'â-nā'. Christian usage has come through the Greek Bible, giving it the form ὡσαννά, hōsanná. From the Bauer lexicon: derived from Aramaic (הושע נא) from Hebrew (הושיעה נא) (Psalm 118:25, הוֹשִׁיעָהנָּא), meaning "help" or "save, I pray", "an appeal that became a liturgical formula; as part of the Hallel... familiar to everyone in Israel." A shout of praise or adoration - "hosanna; blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord" Mark 11.9Hosanna is a liturgical word in Judaism and Christianity. In Judaism, it is always used in its original Hebrew form, Hoshana.