143. 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 In your hearts enthrone Him;
There let Him subdue
All that is not holy,
All that is not true:
Crown Him as your Captain
In temptation's hour;
Let His will enfold you
In its light and power.

5 Brothers, 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 (st. 5 alt.): Caroline Maria Noel (1870)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D.
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christ: Ministry; Christ: Passion; Christ: Second Coming (4 more...)
Notes: Stanza 5 alt.
Tune Information
Composer: R. Vaughan Williams (1925)
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D.
Key: e minor
Copyright: Music, in four-part arrangement, used by permission of Oxford University Press.
Notes: Four-part arr. for this book, 1953

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