Scripture Verse

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth.@Philippians 2:10

Introduction

portrait
James Mountain
(1844–1933)
Courtesy of Tunbridge Wells
Museum & Art Gallery

Words: Car­o­line M. No­el, The Name of Je­sus, and Oth­er Vers­es for the Sick and Lone­ly 1870, alt.

Music: Wye Val­ley James Moun­tain, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

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.

Mighty and mysterious
In the highest height,
God from everlasting,
Very light of light:
In the Father’s bosom
With the Spirit blest,
Love, in love eternal,
Rest, in perfect rest.

At His voice creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angel faces,
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and wide dominions,
Stars upon their way,
All the heav’nly orders,
In their great array.

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.

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.

Name Him, brothers, name Him,
With love strong as death
But with awe and wonder,
And with bated breath!
He is God the Savior,
He is Christ the Lord,
Ever to be worshipped,
Trusted and adored.

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.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With His Father’s glory,
With His angel train;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon His brow,
And our hearts confess Him
King of glory now.