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.

Text Information

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

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) =========== 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)

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Instances

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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

A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d22

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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

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d41

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

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #37

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

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 College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #179

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #125

The Sunday School Liturgy #d26

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The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #38

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