Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Thomas Kelly
(1769–1855)

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, 1820.

Music: Somerley Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 88 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Lyrics

Sons of Zion, raise your songs!
Praise to Zion’s king belongs;
His, the victor’s crown and fame;
Glory to the Savior’s name!

Sore the strife, but rich the prize,
Precious in the victor’s eyes;
Glorious is the work achieved,
Satan vanquished, man relieved!

Sing we then the victor’s praise;
Place the crown upon His brow;
Bid Him welcome to His throne;
He is worthy, He alone!

Place the crown upon His brow;
Every knee to Him shall bow;
Him the brightest seraph sings;
Heav’n proclaims Him King of kings.