All Hail The Power Of Jesus’

Posted on February 1, 2023.

All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name Believers Portal & Ekklesia Bible Fellowship Edward Perronet was born in England in 1726, the grandson of a French immigrant. His father, Vincent, was a clergyman in the Church of England and a close friend and associate of John and Charles Wesley. Though Edward had planned to follow his father into Anglican ministry, the influence of the Wesleys prevailed, and he became a traveling Methodist preacher. Louis Benson records in his Studies of Familar Hymns, Second Series that Edward was a capable preacher and sincere follower of Christ. For some reason, however, he developed a strong antagonism towards the Church of England, and began to express it in his behavior and speech. This proved to be a source of trouble for the Wesleys. Edward eventually left the Methodist movement and settled down with a dissenting congregation, which he pastored until his death in 1792. In addition to preaching, Edward was also a skilled writer; and in the latter years of his life he published anonymously, in a series of small books, a number of hymns he had composed. One of these books, Occasional Verses, Moral and Sacred, contains as its third entry the hymn titled “On the Resurrection,” which is now known as “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” The author of this hymn, Edward Perronet would probably have fallen into obscurity had it not been for this story that relates to his hymn: Reverend E. P. Scott was a missionary, living in India during the 1800s. One day Rev. Scott met a native Indian tribesman in traditional costume. After earnest inquiry he discovered that the native was from a ferocious mountain tribe which rarely came to the city. Feeling the need to visit the tribe to share the gospel, Rev. Scott after much prayer set out with a few meager provisions and his violin. After traveling for two days, Rev. Scott suddenly found himself surrounded by a party of warriors from the very tribe he sought with their spears pointed to his heart. Fearing that this was the end for him, he pulled out his violin and began to play. Closing his eyes tightly he sang ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’ in their native language. When he came to the stanza ‘Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe…’ he cautiously opened his eyes. He was astonished to see that the spears had been withdrawn and several of the warriors were in tears! For the next two and a half years Rev. Scott lived with this tribe teaching them the way of salvation. When poor health forced him to take a leave of absence, the natives followed him nearly 40 miles, entreating him to return to them soon. This he did, spending the last days of his life with the people whose hearts had been opened by ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’. There's also the story of an Elderly woman who was nearing death. (Church Choir Music) Her family was gathered around her bed and they heard her whispering "bring… bring." They immediately thought she was thirsty and brought her some water. She just shook her head and simply said "bring… bring." One of the family members remembered seeing her shout and wave a handkerchief in her younger years and they brought that to her and she still shook her head and said "bring… bring." Still not knowing what she wanted they brought her Bible to her and laid it at her bed and the Old woman still shook her head and said "bring… bring." Exasperated they looked at her and asked, "what is it you want us to bring?" With her last bit of strength she pushed herself up in the bed and raised her hands and with her dying breath she sang "Bring forth the Royal Diadem and Crown Him Lord of All!" Let us bless the Lord and worship Him in whose Name dwells the power to change lives! He has changed our lives and caused us to live for Him!!

All hail the power of Jesus’ 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.                                     

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11                                                                     “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other     name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”                                                       Acts 4: 12