Scripture Verse

God…hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9–11


Words: Ab­i­gail B. Hyde, in Vil­lage Hymns, by As­a­hel Net­tle­ton, 1824.

Music: Em­man­u­el Carl C. N. Balle, 1850 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hyde or Balle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Behold the glorious dawning bright
Of the millennial morn arise!
The prelude of the promised light
Now gladdens the expecting skies.

And shall not those awake, who claim
Their hearts and hopes on high to place?
Who bear the Savior’s sacred name,
While He displays His boundless grace!

Lo, Jesus comes! His people know
The goings of their glorious king—
He rends the Heav’ns, the mountains flow,
And His redeemed His triumph sing.

How sweet His peaceful reign shall be!
His sway shall all the nations own;
All tongues shall bless Him—every knee
Shall bow submissive to His throne.