Tuesday, February 3, 2009

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!

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!

(pg. 202, The Baptist Hymnal)

Experiencing a personal victory this morning and had to share my praise to the King. All night long and into this morning I have leaned into this Word of Truth: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. This is from Proverbs (18, I think)--not sure of the address in the Word.

"The Word of God is living and active...."(Hebrews 4:12) and when we wield it as our Sword of the Spirit in truth and humility and in the name of Jesus, the enemy must run! It's "sharper than any double-edged sword, and it penetrates, dividing soul and spirit, joint and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." If there's an ungodly thought or attitude, it exposes it, penetrating deep, and that thought or attitude is taken out. And peace flows in...Glory to God!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is not a "Baptist" hymn! Edward Perronet, the writer, was a Congregationalist (via Church of England and Methodism) who died in 1792 and is buried in Canterbury Cathedral. The hymn may be found in most every denominations' hymnal and many languages. "All hail the power of Jesus' name" is often call the "National Hymn of Christendom."

Jesus has victory over death to bring us to life. With the angels may all created in the image of God praise him from "every tribe and every tongue" as Jesus is crowned "Lord of all!"

Joni said...

Thank you for your comment. I remember I had posted this quickly without taking the time to look it up and did not mean that it was strictly a Baptist hymn, just that it came from my hymnal. I've corrected my original note in parentheses. May God bless you. :)