All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

This hymn for the coronation of Christ the King is sometimes called the "National Anthem of Christendom".   It was written by English Anglican-turned-Methodist and later Dissenting preacher Edward Perronet (1726-1792) while he was serving as a missionary in India, and English Baptist minister John Rippon (1751–1836).

It was first published in the the November, 1779 issue of "Gospel Magazine", and included in Perronet's 1785 book (ref) "Occasional Verses, Moral and Sacred" under the title “On the Resurrection".   Since then has been published far too many times to be counted.

The original text has meter 8.6.8.6, and was set to the tune MILES LANE by William Shrubsole, 1779) who was a friend of Perronet.

Later, the words were adapted to an 8.6.8.6.8.6 meter.   In this timing, tunes it is set to include:
  • CORONATION BY Oliver Holden, 1793 was composed specifically for the text - and is used very commonly used in America 
  • DIADEM by James Ellor, 1838, which is more commonly used in the UK and current/ former Commonwealth countries (ref).

As with most hymns of this age, there have been various adaptations of the lyrics printed in hymnals since the original.   The author of these is often unknown.



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Examples


Congregation with piano, tune CORONATION:



Choir and congregation with organ and orchestra, tune DIADEM:



Contemporary arrangement with band, concert performance:



Family singalong, with piano:



Concert performance with church orchestra / band - Irish/C&W style. Tune CORONATION:



Unaccompanied, with strong Yorkshire accents - tune DIADEM:


Lyrics

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.

Ye chosen seed of Israel's 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.

Sinners, whose love can ne'er 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 every 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.

Crown him, you martyrs of our God,
Who from his altar call;
Extol the stem of Jesse’s rod
And crown him Lord of all.
Extol the stem of Jesse’s rod
And crown him Lord of all.

O seed of Israel’s chose race,
Now 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, you heirs of David’s 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 never forget
The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread you trophies at his feet
And crown him Lord of all.
Go, spread you trophies at his feet
And crown him Lord of all.

Let every 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.

Oh, 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.


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