Saturday, April 16, 2011


Welcome to "Quaint Words!"

These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).

I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!

"All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
To crown Him Lord of all!

Let high-born seraphs tune the lyre,
And, as they tune it, fall
Before His face who tunes their choir,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Crown Him ye morning stars of light
Who fix'd this floating ball;
Now hail the Strength of Israel's might,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Crown Him ye martyrs of your God,
Who from His altar call;
Extol the stem of Jesse's rod,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Ye seed of Israel's chosen race,
Ye ransom'd of the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Hail Him, ye heirs of David's line,
Whom David Lord did call,
The God incarnate, man divine,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Sinners whose love can ne'er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Let every tribe and every tongue
That bound creation's call,
Now shout, in universal song,
The crowned Lord of all!"

(From "The Changed Cross" by Henry Altemus, c. 1897)

(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)

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  1. This has always been a favorite of mine. I can here the choir from our church singing it, even though that was 25 years ago in Chicago.
    PS And I agree, friendships created through blogging have a special place in my heart too.(-:

  2. Always awesome...and just hearing the Praises through words of believers that have gone before us...totally priceless.

  3. Beautiful hymn!

    Gregg Metcalf
    Colossians 1:28-29

    Gospel-driven Disciples

  4. Beautiful!

    Hey...I'd like to invite you to my giveaway. ;-)

  5. That second stanza is my favorite...the thought of Him tuning the choir....

  6. I really love this hymn, Sharon... and yes you are right about the Old English words - they are so rich, and have such a depth to them!

    Thanks for sharing this today.


  7. this song makes me want to stand up on the inside. ☺

  8. Loved reading all the stanza's of that beautiful hymn. Could hear the music playing as I read them. And at a perfect time of year.

    (Sorry about making your tummy growl over the apricot chicken. It's so much fun to hear your comments. Have a blessed weekend.)


  9. Thanks for stopping by, my friends!!

    All hail the power of Jesus' name,
    Let angels prostrate fall,
    Bring forth the royal diadem,
    And crown Him Lord of all!

    Hope you all enjoy a blessed Holy Week!



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

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