All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name (Long)

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All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!
  Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
  And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
  Crown Him Lord of all!
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Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God
  Who from His altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
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Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,
  Whom David Lord did call;
The God incarnate. Man Divine;
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Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
  Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
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Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
  The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at His feet.
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Let every kindred, every tribe,
  On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
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O that with yonder sacred throng
  We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
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Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

This hymn has been called "the national anthem of Christendom". Others have said, "It is a hymn that will be sung as long as there are Christians on earth, and after that - throughout eternity."

As Edward Perronet lay dying at age 66, his final words were -

"Glory to God in the height of His divinity!

Glory to God in the depth of His humanity!

Glory to God in His all-sufficiency!

Into His hands I commend my spirit!"

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This tune, "Miles Lane" is the one most commonly used in Great Britain. "Coronation" by American businessman, lay preacher and musician, Oliver Holden, is the tune most widely used in the U.S. and is used by Hymnal.net with the short version.

"Diadem Tune" by 19 year old English hat maker, James Ellor, is with Hymnal.net's medium length version.

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A pioneer missionary to India, Mr. E. P. Scott, had a remarkable experience with this hymn:

"One day I was waylaid by a murderous band of tribesmen who were closing in on me with spears. On impulse I took my violin out of my luggage, closed my eyes and began to play and sing, 'All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name.' When I reached the stanza - 'Let every kindred every tribe' - I opened my eyes. Instead of the approaching spears, I saw every spear lowered and many of the tribesmen moved to tears"

Though Edward Perronet wrote many other hymn texts, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" is his only work to survive. How thankful we should be that God used this 18th century pastor to pen an inspiring text and then supplied the wings of melody to empower its use by worshiping believers around the world. - '52 Hymn Stories Dramatized' by Kenneth W Osbeck


Dale L. Martin

La Grange, Texas, United States

Praise God that we are saved by His Grace by the Blood of our Christ, who saves our souls from the fires of hell. I look forward every day to the Great Day of the Lord, when every knee will bow to the Victory of God Almighty and His only begotten Son. Then this song will be a reality on earth. We all will be there to witness this great event!! Maranatha, and may God bless every one of us who strives with His Spirit to stay within His will for us. Amen


Caleb Don Crigger

Mobile, Alabama, United States

I rest today in this old song. It is a refreshing joy to my spirit. My heart is alive in HIM today.

He is coming for all His people all over the world. We are the chosen seed. Amen.


Reymar

Butuan City, Philippines

Praise the Lord that this song can really touch me so much. I give thanks to the Lord that His plan can make us to preserve in our chuch life even in website God ordained this to enjoy more on His hallelujah amen amen amen amen


Stephen Paul A

Chennai

very much like this song.