Hail, holy, holy, holy Lord, Let powers immortal sing

Representative Text

1 Hail, holy, holy, holy Lord!
Let pow'rs immortal sing,
Adore the co-eternal Word,
Rejoice, the Lord is King!

2 To Thee all angels cry aloud,
Thy name hosannas ring;
Around Thy throne their myriads crowd
And shout, the Lord is King!

3 Hail Him, they cry, ye sons of light,
Of joy th' eternal Spring;
Praise Him Who formed you by His might,
Rejoice, the Lord is King!

4 Hail Him, ye saints, whose love for you
Has drawn the monster's sting;
O render to the Lord His due:
Rejoice, the Lord is King!

5 Let worlds above and worlds below
In songs united sing;
And, while eternal ages flow,
Rejoice, the Lord is King!


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #455

Author: Edward Perronet

Edward Perronet was the son of the Rev. Vincent Perronet, Vicar of Shoreham, Kent. For some time he was an intimate associate of the Wesleys, at Canterbury and Norwich. He afterwards became pastor of a dissenting congregation. He died in 1792. In 1784, he published a small volume, entitled "Occasional Verses, Moral and Social;" a book now extremely rare. At his death he is said to have left a large sum of money to Shrubsole, who was organist at Spafield's Chapel, London, and who had composed the tune "Miles Lane" for "All hail the power of Jesus' Name!" --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872. ------ Perronet, Edward. The Perronets of England, grandfather, father, and son, were French emigres. David Perronet cam… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, holy, holy, holy Lord, Let powers immortal sing
Author: Edward Perronet
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



This tune is the first four lines of the Welsh traditional tune MEN OF HARLECH, q.v.

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Like MILES LANE (470), CORONATION was written for this text. Oliver Holden (b. Shirley, MA, 1765; d. Charlestown, MA, 1844) composed the tune in four parts with a duet in the third phrase. The tune, whose title comes from the theme of Perronet's text, was published in Holden's Union Harmony (1793).…

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