61. At the Name of Jesus

1 At the name of Jesus
Every knee shall bow,
Every 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 At His voice creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angel faces,
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heav'nly orders
In their great array.

3 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.

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 Brothers, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With His Father's glory,
O'er the earth to reign;
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
Title: At the Name of Jesus
Author: Caroline M. Noel (1870)
Meter: 6 5 6 5 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1974
Topic: Ascension and Reign; Christ: Name(s) of; Christ: Reign
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1925)
Meter: 6 5 6 5 D.
Key: e minor
Copyright: © Oxford University Press

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