53. 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 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 pow'r.

Text Information
First Line: At the name of Jesus Ev'ry knee shall bow
Title: At the Name of Jesus
Author: C. M. Noel, 1817-77
Meter: 65 65 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Tune Information
Composer: R. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 65 65 D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Tune and setting: © Oxford University Press Enlarged Songs of Praise.

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