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, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9–11

Introduction

Words: Jon­a­than B. Atch­in­son, 1879.

Music: Tul­sa R. George Halls, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

His name hath God exalted
Above the names of earth;
No other name in Heaven
Compares with its great worth;
And at the name of Jesus,
Low every knee shall bend,
And every tongue confess Him,
Whose reign shall never end!

Refrain

O Christ, Thou King of Zion,
We bow before Thy throne;
We praise Thy name forever,
We worship Thee alone.

Christ is the King of Zion,
Of kings the one great King,
And every tribe and nation
To Him shall tribute bring;
The heathen He shall conquer,
The earth from sea to sea
Shall be His own possession—
Yes, Christ shall victor be.

Refrain

O Christ, speed on Thy kingdom,
And let Thy will be done
On earth, as ’tis in Heaven,
Where Thou art king alone;
May tidings of salvation,
Soon spread the earth around,
And over land to ocean,
Thy praise alone resound.

Refrain