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He's come! let every knee be bent

He's come! let every knee be bent

Tune: ST. STEPHEN (Jones)
Published in 39 hymnals

Representative Text

1 He's come! let every knee be bent,
All hearts new joy resume;
Sing, ye redeem'd, with on consent,
"The Comforter is come."

2 What greater gift, what greater love,
Could God on man bestow?
Angels for this rejoice above,
Let man rejoice below!

3 Hail, blessed Spirit! may each soul
Thy sacred influence feel;
Do Thou each sinful thought control,
And fix our wavering zeal!

4 Thou to the conscience dost convey,
Those checks which we should know;
Thy motions point to us the way;
Thou giv'st us strength to go.



Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #125

Text Information

First Line: He's come! let every knee be bent
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

He's come, let every knee be bent, All hearts new joy, &c. [The Comforter.] This hymn in 8 stanzas is found in a small collection of hymns appended to a Sermon by Arthur Bedford, 1733. In its modern form of 4 stanzas it is in the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826, No. 76, the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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He's come, let every knee be bent, p. 1570, ii. We have found this in The Divine Companion, or David's Harp new Tun'd. By Henry Playford, 3rd ed. (not in the 1st), 1709, p. 22, as "An hymn for Whit Sunday," in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 39 of 39)
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A Collection of Sacred Song #7(H76)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #7(H76)

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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #68b

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d177

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d112

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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #H.XVII

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Children's Praise #46

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #208

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #208

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #125

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #109

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d41

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Hymnal #125

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Hymnal #125

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #76

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #37

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Hymns selected from various authors #77

Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church ... #d19

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Palm Leaves #44

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H76

Songs of the Spirit #d180

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The Baptist Praise Book #493

The Children's Church #d58

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #125

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The Church Hymnal #104

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #118

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The College Hymnal #179

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The Hymnal #125

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H76

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The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book #58

The Sunday School Liturgy #d26

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The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #38

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The Whole Book of Psalms #H.VIII

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