Encore, ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

I’ve been leaning on the power of Jesus’ name pretty heavily of late, and it’ll certainly do for a bonus hymn today: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, written by Edward Perronet in 1779.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

It’s another grey, cold, and dreary morning here; we need a lively hymn. This ought to do the trick: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, performed by the Maranatha! Singers.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

Like many another Sunday school favorite, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name comes in several different melodies. This one, I think, goes back to 1779.

Background sets by God the Father.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

This was one of my favorite hymns in Sunday school, although our hymnal had it with a completely different melody–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. This melody, here, is from two centuries ago. sung by Blue Rock Mennonite Youth.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

Choir, orchestra, and organ all together–for this glorious hymn, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, performed at Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf’s College.

My most vivid memory of this hymn is from YMCA summer camp, sung by the counselors for Sunday morning service at the outdoor chapel on the hilltop, overlooking a patchwork of fields and woodlands. Too beautiful ever to forget.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

Sung the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name–and we’re going to need the power of that name: there is no other name by which we might be saved.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

Please don’t mind me posting my favorite hymns fairly often. I’ll post yours, too–all you’ve got to do is ask. Only a few of you ask, but the hymn shop’s open to all.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, sung by the choir at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’ (the other melody)

This is the melody I know best for All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, here sung as a processional by the choir and congregation at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

One of my most vivid memories is of the outdoor chapel at YMCA camp, overlooking a glorious vista of hills and fields and woodlands, with the camp counselors’ quartet belting out this hymn for all they were worth. Even just thinking of it now, going on 60 years later, deeply moves me.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

To my dumbfounded surprise, I am able to post this hymn this morning (it didn’t work at first!)–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, sung by Blue Rock Mennonite Youth.

This was always one of my favorite hymns, although in our Dutch Reformed Church, it came with an entirely different melody.

‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

This old hymn–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name–has always been one of my favorites, and I love the way they sing it at Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee. You might want to turn up the volume for this one!