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All hail the power of Jesu’s name

All hail the power of Jesu’s name. Edward Perronet* (172?-1792). First published in full in The Gospel Magazine (April 1780), in eight verses, with the title ‘On the Resurrection, the Lord is King’. Before that, the opening verse had appeared anonymously in the same magazine (November 1779) together with a tune, now known as MILES LANE. The hymn was later printed in Perronet’s Occasional Verses, Moral and Sacred (1785), entitled ‘On the Resurrection’. The text was much altered, and shortened to seven verses, in John Rippon*’s A Selection of Hymns (1787). It has appeared, shortened and altered in innumerable ways, in books of every denomination, with modernized versions in books such as...

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