427. At the Name of Jesus

1 At the name of Jesus
Ev'ry knee shall bow,
Ev'ry 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 Humbl'd 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;
May your voice entreat him
In temptation's hour;
Let his will enfold you
In its light and pow'r.

5 Christians, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father's glory
O'er the earth to reign;
Love and faithful service
We his subjects vow,
And our hearts proclaim him
King of glory now.

Text Information
First Line: At the name of Jesus
Title: At the Name of Jesus
Author: Caroline Marie Noel, 1817-1877
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Ascension of the Lord; Christ the King; Dying and Rising with Christ (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 65 65 D
Key: d minor
Source: Enlarged Songs of Praise
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press

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