In the Name of Jesus

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In 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.
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At His voice creation
  Sprang at once to sight:
All the angel faces,
  All the hosts of light,
Thrones and dominations,
  Stars upon their way,
All the heav’nly orders,
  In their great array.
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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;
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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.
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Name Him, brothers, name Him,
  With love strong as death,
But 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.
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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.
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Brothers, 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.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

As a young woman, Caroline Noel tried to write poems, but she gave it up by the age of 20. Then when she was bedridden with a serious illness at 40, she took up her pen once again. Eventually her poetry was published in a little book called "At the Name of Jesus, and Other Verses for the Sick and Lonely."

You might think the tone of her work would be comforting and devotional, but this hymn is more theological in nature. It focuses attention on Jesus and His power, rather than on sickness and loneliness. Actually, the poem is a beautiful paraphrase of Philippians 2:4-11, an early-church hymn that shows Jesus humbling Himself on earth and being glorified in heaven. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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Thanks for including the whole hymn. Many hymnals shorten it to 4 stanzas.

The original 1st stanza of this hymn starts with "At" instead of "In".