God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.@Philippians 2:9–11
Fall of the Rebel Angels
Luca Giordano (1634–1705)

Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems 1749. The original version had 22 verses.

Gräfenberg Johann Crüger, Praxis Pietatis Melica, 1647 (🔊 pdf nwc).

This hymn has long been a great favourite with the Methodist people generally, and several well authenticated instances are known of its having been used by godly persons to exorcise the devil. The facts which suggested the composition are recorded by Charles Wesley in his Journal under date of 6th August, 1744. Having been preaching in the small church at Laneast, in Cornwall, and condemning the drunken revels of the people, whilst urging them to repent and be converted, one in the congregation contradicted and blasphemed. Charles Wesley asked, Who is he that pleads for the devil? The reviler stood boldly forward, the preacher fearlessly exposed his iniquity, and showed the whole congregation their state by nature. Mr. Wesley’s withering exposure drove the man in disgrace out of the church. These circumstances are believed to have suggested the writing of the hymn.

Stevenson, p. 45

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Jesus! the name high over all,
In hell or earth or sky;
Angels and men before it fall,
And devils fear and fly.

Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
The name to sinners giv’n;
It scatters all their guilty fear,
It turns their hell to Heav’n.

Jesus! the prisoner’s fetters breaks,
And bruises Satan’s head;
Power into strengthless souls it speaks,
And life into the dead.

O that mankind might taste and see
The riches of His grace!
The arms of love that compass me
Would all the world embrace.

O that my Jesu’s heavenly charms
Might every bosom move!
Fly, sinners, fly into those arms
Of everlasting love.

Thee I shall constantly proclaim,
Though earth and hell oppose;
Bold to confess Thy glorious name
Before a world of foes.

His only righteousness I show,
His saving grace proclaim;
’Tis all my business here below
To cry Behold the Lamb!

Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name,
Preach Him to all and cry in death,
Behold, behold the Lamb!