335. At the Name of Jesus

1 At the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him King of glory now;
'tis our God's great 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 Name him, Christians, name him, with love strong as death,
but with awe and wonder, and with bated breath;
he is God the Saviour, he is Christ the Lord,
ever to be worshipped, trusted, and adored.

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 Christians, this Lord Jesus shall return again,
with his Father's glory, with his angel train;
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 every knee shall bow
Title: At the Name of Jesus
Author: Caroline Maria Noel (1870, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Topic: Jesus Christ: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; Christian Year: Passion/Palm Sunday (58 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1925)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: d minor
Copyright: Music by permission of Oxford University Press.

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