The hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” has been so popular among many Christian denominations that it is often referred to as the National Anthem of Christendom. The popular song was written by Edward Perronet, who worked for many years in England’s eighteenth-century Christian revival.
It first appeared in the 1779 issue of the Gospel Magazine after it was edited by Augustus Toplady – who was also the writer of the popular Christian hymn, Rock of Ages. Since then, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” has appeared in various hymnals and in different tunes that reflect different cultural and denominational contexts.
Meaning Behind The Song
Another surprising part of “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” is the number of alterations that have been made to the original text. Throughout the years, the song went through massive modifications that began as early as 1787.
But one thing remains the same, the meaning that it delivers – and that’s the power of Jesus’ name.
Calling upon the name of the Lord is the only way to be saved and has the power to make us feel secure. So, the popular hymn helps us express homage, submit, and acknowledge Him. It’s a beautiful song that declares the Lord’s right to universal dominion as well as how powerful and all-knowing He is.
After all, He is our creator, and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” sings how He deserves all glory and honor. While some might never recognize Him, the song says a day will come when we will “crown Him Lord of all.”
You can listen to “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” by playing the video below.