Sunday Singables: "All Hail the Pow'r of Jesus' Name"

"All Hail the Pow'r of Jesus' Name" by Oliver Holden (1793), new arrangement released by The Gettys on Live at The Gospel Coalition (2013)


Why I recommend this song for worship-

This is a classic hymn, one which I hope many of you are familiar with. It echoes the phrase we will be exclaiming throughout eternity, "All Hail the Power of Jesus Name!" I love this hymn because it encompasses not only our individual praise, but the fact that people from all ages, all tribes, and all cultures will also praise the name of Jesus. The next time you sing this in church, remember that this is just a taste of what we'll be able to do and who we'll be able to worship with in heaven. Let it also remind you that just because a song might be a few hundred years old, it doesn't mean we can't still use it to worship God. I'm thankful for this, and other old hymns, which focus our hearts and minds on the realities of the coming age.

Suggestions for Corporate Worship-

Let me say right here that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the traditional version of this song. Hearing it played with a pipe organ or piano is still very effective. The important thing with this song is to be able to hear one another sing. So, make sure your arrangement doesn't drown out "every kindred, every tongue" from being heard. I really enjoy the Getty's arrangement of this. Whenever I've done this in a worship setting I like the upbeat version and use it as a call to worship. However you decide to sing the song, I hope it is an encouragement to you and those you are singing with.

Here is a chord chart, along with the hymn arrangement. You can find this and more at Hymnary.org

(just click & copy/paste this into a document to use)

To download this song visit Amazon, iTunes, or the Getty's website.

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