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A Majestic Hymn of Praise

“All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” is a majestic hymn of praise. The line, “We’ll join the everlasting song and crown Him Lord of All” implies believers are part of a song that was begun ions ago and will continue. Musing on that implication is powerful and meaningful.

God challenges Job with this question found in Job 38:1, 7: “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation …while the morning stars sang together? Did the everlasting song begin with the stars singing together at the creation of the world?

In the Pentateuch, we find the first recorded song; it’s associated with the epic story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egyptian oppression. You remember the nation of Israel had just begun their escape from Egypt when the Pharaoh pursued them after changing his mind about letting them go. The Red Sea was in front of the Israelites and the Egyptians with swords were behind them; they didn’t know where to go. But God did because He caused a cloud to come over the Egyptians and then sent a strong wind which made a path through the water until the Israelites crossed to the other side of the sea. The Egyptians rushed after them, but the walls of water fell over them and the whole army was drowned. The Israelites were safe! The Israelites sang massive praises to God for His extraordinary deliverance.

The song everlasting song to our Sovereign, faithful God is heard throughout Old and New Testament with notable songs recorded by Moses and David. The New Testament records singing by Jesus Himself, as well as Paul and Silas.

God calls each believer to join in His song declaring His greatness, faithfulness and mercy. Each believer has a contribution to the everlasting song that only you can make and only in their unique special way. When a loud offering of praise or a weak offering of thanks is made something bigger happens because those praises and thanksgivings are added to the vast army of saints from Moses to David to Paul to Martin Luther to YOU; your voice becomes part of the everlasting song of praise that began with the creation with the morning stars. Sing thanks to Him today!


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