Songs & Hymns

At the Name of Jesus

(Praise, General)
In this Victorian hymn Jesus is shown as Lord and King of heaven. The six verses give us pictures of Jesus from the very beginning of things in creation, forward to his second coming, as foretold in the Bible.

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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 angels' faces,
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heavenly order
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. 

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. 

Truly, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father's glory,
With his angel-train;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon his brow,
And our hearts confess him
King of glory now.


Words: Caroline Maria Noel(1817-1877)

Music © 1960 Josef Weinberger Ltd, 12-14 Mortimer Street, London W1N 7RD.  This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 38947. Please quote 'Worship Workshop' and the Song No. in your annual CCLI report.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions. Organist Gillian Lloyd. Recorded on the organ of Guildford United Reformed Church by kind permission of the Elders.

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