Hymn Indices

At the Name of Jesus Every Knee Shall Bow

Words: Caroline Maria Noel (1817-1877), 1870.
Music: King's Weston,
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1925.

1. 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.

2. 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;

3. 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.

4. Name him, Christians, name him,
With love strong as death,
Name with awe and wonder
And with bated breath;
He is God the Savior,
He is Christ the Lord,
Ever to be worshiped,
Trusted, and adored.

5. 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.

6. Christians, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father's glory
O'er the earth to reign;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon his brow,
And our hearts confess him
King of glory now.