I hope you’ll pardon me for knocking off early from the nooze today. Sometimes enough is enough.
And so a hymn, instead: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, sung by the Maranatha! Singers. The arrangement is a little hypermodern for me, but at least I found the melody I wanted.
This hymn forms part of one of my most vivid boyhood memories–an outdoor chapel service at Y Camp, overlooking a glorious spread of farmland and wooded hills, with the camp counselors singing the hymn. It’s been one of my favorites ever since.
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, one of my favorites in Sunday school–lyrics by Edward Perronet (in 1780), melody by James Ellor (in 1838), requested by Thewhiterabbit. This is another one I had in my head today.
My favorite memory of this hymn is from a gorgeous summer Sunday in the morning, at the Y Camp’s outdoor chapel, overlooking a glorious patchwork of farmed fields and rolling woodlands–and a quartet of camp counselors singing this in perfect harmony: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.
There’s a little glitch in this video, but I was lucky to find any performance of this hymn in this melody, the one we sang it to in our church, way back when. One of my favorite hymns–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, by Shane & Shane–more modern than I’d choose, but still beautiful.
This is how we sang this hymn in the old Dutch Reformed Church, wherein I was raised–All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. I don’t often get to hear it sung to this melody anymore, so I’m thankful to the choir at Temple Baptist Church for selecting it.