148. 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 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 Christians, 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 Maria Noel (1890; alt. 1931)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: Kingship
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1925)
Meter: D
Key: d minor
Copyright: From Enlarged Songs of Praise, 1925. Used by permission of Oxford University Press.

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