279. 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 heavenly 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 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.

5 In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true.
Look to him, your Savior, in temptation's hour;
let his will enfold you in its light and power.

6 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 every knee shall bow
Title: At the Name of Jesus
Author: Caroline M. Noel
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.
Scripture: Philippians 2:6-11
Topic: Praise and Thanksgiving: The Work of the Son; Praise and Thanksgiving: Songs to Remember the Work of the Son; The Going Forth: Recessional Hymns
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: KING'S WESTON
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.
Key: d minor
Copyright: Music used by permission of Oxford University Press from Enlarged Songs of Praise 1931.



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