June 21 Petition Mission

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Eph 3:20-21).

Who has not thrilled to the words by Edward Perronet, “All hail the power of Jesus’ Name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.”

A grandson of Huguenots, Perronet was an evangelist associated for some time with the Wesleys. John wrote in his journal that once, while preaching in Bolton, “Edward Perronet was thrown down and rolled in mud and mire.” It may well be that the hymnwriter was meditating on the words, “…Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him” (1 Pet 3:21-22). Our Lord’s power not only works FOR us but IN us today, both lifting us up in blessing and causing us to fall down before Him in thanks.