Sunday, May 31, 2009

"We'll Sing All Hail to Jesus' Name" Marika Lee's Hymn & Scripture Study Sundays

This week’s song is “We’ll Sing All Hail to Jesus’ Name”. Click here for music

Scriptures for this song:
Moses 4:14-21
Genesis 3:15
2 Nephi 9:

Various facts:
Text by Richard Alldridge (1815-1896)
Music by Joseph Coslett (1850-1910)

The story with the song:
It is evident from this song and the scripture verses that the power of the Lord is greater than the power of the Devil. This is why the song admonishes us to “partake and testify” and to “remember him.” Below are a couple of interesting quotations I found on the subject of the serpent in the Garden of Eden

“The earliest scriptural allusion to Mary is found in the writings of Moses. The Father, speaking to the serpent in the Garden of Eden after the transgression of Adam and Eve, says: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, between thy seed and her seed; and he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Reference here)

"Perhaps the first reference to the Redeemer in the Bible is in the account of the Lord’s dialogue with the serpent and Adam and Eve after the Fall, where, among other things, the Lord said to the serpent:
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Gen. 3:15.)
At the moment when it appears that Satan, “that old serpent, even the devil” (D&C 76:28), has been victorious through the Fall, he is told that the seed of the woman will be victorious over him; or, in effect, the apparent tragedy of the Fall will be overcome by the seed of the woman.
Should there be any ambiguity in the Genesis 3:15 [Gen. 3:15] passage (see also Moses 4:21) regarding the messianic mission, or the coming of the Redeemer, there is utter clarity in the word given to Adam when he was offering a sacrifice to the Lord after he and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden.
“And after many days an angel of the Lord appeared unto Adam, saying: Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto the Lord? And Adam said unto him: I know not, save the Lord commanded me.
“And then the angel spake, saying: This thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Father, which is full of grace and truth.
“Wherefore, thou shalt do all that thou doest in the name of the Son, and thou shalt repent and call upon God in the name of the Son forevermore.
“And in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, which beareth record of the Father and the Son, saying: I am the Only Begotten of the Father from the beginning, henceforth and forever, that as thou hast fallen thou mayest be redeemed; and all mankind, even as many as will.” (Moses 5:6–9.)
Adam and Eve rejoiced when they learned that the Redeemer had been provided for mankind, “and they made all things known unto their sons and their daughters.” (Moses 5:12.) (Reference here)

I am doing a little research online to find these things out. I also have a book entitled "Our Latter-day Hymns The Stories and the Messages" by Karen Lynn Davidson from which I am finding information on these songs. If you want more info, the aforementioned book and the internet search engines can get you much more than the little bit I shared.

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