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All Hail the Pow'r of Jesus Name

Connie Sanchez

Edward Perronet 1726-1792 was the son of an Angelican minister. He fled from Switzerland to England to flee religious persecution and worked there with John and Charles Wesley. He later left the Methodists because of a disagreement over the Eucharist.

This hymn has a powerful message as told by the story of E.P. Scott. Scott was a missionary to India who saw a tribesman in town that he did not recognize and discovered that he was from a tribe in the mountains where the gospel had not been preached.   He packed his bags and his violin and prepared for the trip against the advice from others who feared he would be killed.  When he arrived at the village he was met by tribesmen with spears aimed at him.  He picked up his violin and started singing, “All hail the power of Jesus’ name . . . .”  The men dropped their spears with tears in their eyes.  Scott stayed on for two and a half years to teach them about the love of Jesus. 

When he became ill they walked him forty miles to town where he could get help. Surely the name of Jesus had power to save not only his life but the lives of the people in the village.

 

All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all!

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,

And crown Him Lord of all!

Let every kindred, every tribe,

On this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all!

Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

We at His feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

And crown Him Lord of all!

 


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