He's come! let every knee be bent

He's come! let every knee be bent

Tune: ST. STEPHEN (Jones)
Published in 39 hymnals

Full Text

1 He's come! let every knee be bent,
All hearts new joy resume;
Sing, ye redeem'd, with on consent,
"The Comforter is come."

2 What greater gift, what greater love,
Could God on man bestow?
Angels for this rejoice above,
Let man rejoice below!

3 Hail, blessed Spirit! may each soul
Thy sacred influence feel;
Do Thou each sinful thought control,
And fix our wavering zeal!

4 Thou to the conscience dost convey,
Those checks which we should know;
Thy motions point to us the way;
Thou giv'st us strength to go.

Text Information

First Line: He's come! let every knee be bent
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

He's come, let every knee be bent, All hearts new joy, &c. [The Comforter.] This hymn in 8 stanzas is found in a small collection of hymns appended to a Sermon by Arthur Bedford, 1733. In its modern form of 4 stanzas it is in the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826, No. 76, the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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He's come, let every knee be bent, p. 1570, ii. We have found this in The Divine Companion, or David's Harp new Tun'd. By Henry Playford, 3rd ed. (not in the 1st), 1709, p. 22, as "An hymn for Whit Sunday," in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Instances

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A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #7(H76)Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #7(H76)Page Scan
A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #68bPage Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d177
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d112
A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d22
Children's Praise #46Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #208Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #208Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #125Page Scan
Hymnal for Primary Classes: a collection of hymns and tunes, recitations and exercises, being a manual for primary Sunday-schools #109Page Scan
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d41
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d106
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #125Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #125Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #76Page Scan
Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #37Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #77Page Scan
Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church ... #d19
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d75
Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #8Page Scan
Palm Leaves: a collection of Sunday school tunes and carols for the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church #44Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #139Page Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H76Page Scan
Songs of the Spirit #d180
The Baptist Praise Book #493Page Scan
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #231Page Scan
The Children's Church #d58
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #125Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: a collection of hymns from the Prayer book hymnal, Additional hymns, and Hymns ancient and modern, and Hymns for church and home. For use in Churches where licensed by the Bishop #104Page Scan
The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d157
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #118Page Scan
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #179Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #125Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H76Page Scan
The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book: a collection of canticles, hymns and carols for the Sunday schools of the Episcopal Church #58Page Scan
The Sunday School Liturgy #d26
The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #38Page Scan
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H.VIIIPage Scan



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