#182 We’ll Sing All Hail to Jesus’ Name

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1. We’ll sing all hail to Jesus’ name,
And praise and honor give
To him who bled on Calvary’s hill
And died that we might live.

2. He passed the portals of the grave;
Salvation was his song;
He called upon the sin-bound soul
To join the heav’nly throng.

3. He seized the keys of death and hell
And bruised the serpent’s head;
He bid the prison doors unfold,
The grave yield up her dead.

4. The bread and water represent
His sacrifice for sin;
Ye Saints, partake and testify
Ye do remember him.

Text: Richard Alldridge, 1815-1896
Music: Joseph Coslett, 1850-1910

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: Richard Alldridge

Richard Alldridge (1815-05-03 – 1896-02-14) was a Latter-day Saint hymn writer who wrote two hymns in the 1985 English edition of the hymnal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These are “Lord Accept Our True Devotion” and “We’ll Sing All Hail To Jesus’ Name”.

Alldridge was born in BirminghamEngland. He married Ann Blunt in Northampton. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sometime between 1837 and 1840.

Alldridge had five of his hymns published in the church’s 1840 Manchester Hymnal. Besides the two in the 1985 LDS Church hymnal there were also “O Lord Accept Our Songs of Praise”, “How Dark and Gloomy Was the Night” and “O Lord Preserve Thy Chosen Seed”.

Alldridge emigrated to Utah Territory with his wife and two children in 1861. They crossed the plains in the company headed by Ira Eldredge.

Alldridge died in Cedar City, Utah.

Music By: Joseph Coslett