~* ALL HAIL THE POW'R OF JESUS' NAME *~
John Rippon, 1751-1836

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Revelation 4:11

Sometimes called the "National Anthem of Christendom", this is one of the truly great worship hymns of the church. Written by a young English minister, it was published in 1779 and has been translated into almost every language where Biblical Christianity is known. The strong exuberant lines lead us to heartfelt worship of God each time we sing them. But what does it mean to worship?

Worship is a quickening of the conscience by the holiness of God; a feeding of the mind with the truth of God; an opening of the heart to the love of God; and a devoting of the will to the purpose of God. --Unknown

We can be thankful that God moved an 18th century pastor to write this stirring hymn text that reminds us so forcibly that the angels in Heaven and ransomed souls from "every kindred, every tribe" on Earth are worshiping with us even now. And we will one day all join together in singing "the everlasting song"--when Christ is crowned "Lord of all"!

Edward Perronet came from a family distinguished French Huguenots who had fled to Switzerland and then England to escape religious persecution. He was ordained to the Anglican ministry but was always more sympathetic to the evangelistic movement led by John and Charles Wesley. Soon Edward left the state church to join the Wesleys in their preaching endeavors. Although he wrote a number of other hymns, this is the only one for which he will be remembered.


All hail the power of Jesusí Name! Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.

Let highborn seraphs tune the lyre, and as they tune it, fall
Before His face Who tunes their choir, and crown Him Lord of all.
Before His face Who tunes their choir, and crown Him Lord of all.

Crown Him, ye morning stars of light, Who fixed this floating ball;
Now hail the strength of Israelís might, and crown Him Lord of all.
Now hail the strength of Israelís might, and crown Him Lord of all.

Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God, who from His altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesseís Rod, and crown Him Lord of all.
Extol the Stem of Jesseís Rod, and crown Him Lord of all.

Ye chosen seed of Israelís race, ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of all.

Hail Him, ye heirs of Davidís line, Whom David Lord did call,
The God incarnate, Man divine, and crown Him Lord of all,
The God incarnate, Man divine, and crown Him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can neíer forget the wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at His feet, and crown Him Lord of all.
Go spread your trophies at His feet, and crown Him Lord of all.

Let ev'ry kindred, every tribe on this terrestrial ball
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all!
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all!

[John Rippon added this verse in 1787]

O that, with yonder sacred throng, we at His feet may fall,
We'll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all,
We'll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all!



*For Today*: Philippians 2:9-11, Colossians 1:15-19, Hebrews 2:7 & 8

Reflect with joyous anticipation upon that time in Heaven when our "everlasting song" will be shared throughout eternity with the redeemed from "every kindred and every tribe"!

Music url: The Cyber Hymnal
Alternate tune "Diadem" is another favorite *_*

Taken from Amazing Grace -- 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions © Copyright 1990 by Kenneth W. Osbeck. Published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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