At the Name of Jesus

This hymn was written by poet Caroline M. Noel, the daughter of an English Anglican clergyman, in 1870.

With meter 6.5.6.5 D, tunes it is set to include:
  • ST CEPHAS - by Rev Howard A Crosbie 91875)
  • KING'S WESTON by Ralph Vaughan Williams (-1958)
  • EVELYNS by William H Monk (1875)
  • WYE VALLEY - by James Mountain
  • PRICETHORPE
  • CAMBERRWELL by Michael Brierly (1932-)

A number of contemporary Christian musicians have also set modern arrangements of the traditional tunes.


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Lyrics:

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.

At his voice, creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angel's faces,
All the hosts of light.
Thrones and dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heav'nly orders
In their great array.

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;

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.

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

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 light enfold you
In it’s light and pow’r.

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.

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