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264. At the Name of Jesus

1 At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him
King of glory now;
'tis the Father's pleasure
we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning
was the mighty Word.

2 Humbled for a season
to receive a name
from the lips of sinners
unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it
spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious,
when from death he passed;

3 Bore it up triumphant,
with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures,
to the central height,
to the throne of Godhead,
to the Father's breast,
filled it with the glory
of that perfect rest.

4 Christians, this Lord Jesus
shall return again,
with his Father's glory
o'er the earth to reign;
for all wreaths of empire
meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him
King of glory now.

Text Information
First Line: At the name of Jesus
Title: At the Name of Jesus
Author: Caroline Maria Noel (1870, alt.)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration; Atonement; Christ's Return (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: KING’S WESTON
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1925)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D
Key: d minor
Copyright: © 1925 Oxford University Press


Text Information:

This may well be a hymn based on a hymn, for scholars say that the passage behind it (Philippians 2:5–11), though not in the style of Greek poetry, shows traits of a communal creedal statement capable of being sung. It is set here to one of the composer’s most sonorous tunes.


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