How I longed for this hymn this morning! I don’t know why: I just had to hear it–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. The lyrics were published in 1770, and thre are several melodies that go with it. This is the one I grew up with.
I can never hear this hymn without remembering an outdoor chapel service one Sunday morning at the Y camp, in the summer, under a perfect azure sky, overlooking a quiltwork of cultivated fields and rolling, wooded hills. This is what they sang: and I’m willing to bet God heard it.