Sunday, December 13, 2020

HYMN: Let All in Worship Bend the Knee


A while back, my in-laws were talking about their church, and they had mentioned that their pastor though Philippians 2:5-11 would be a great foundation for a hymn text. It sort of rolled off my back at the time, but recently I took a shot at it. I’ve had this written for about a month, but I’ve been sitting on it, hoping something would hatch that would help me improve it. It hasn’t, not really, but sometimes the simple act of getting a text out there will help me find an in to make improvements, and sometimes my loyal readers will kick me hard enough that an idea will come out. Get to kickin’, people! Feedback is love.


Let All in Worship Bend the Knee

1. Let all in worship bend the knee.
Let every tongue in faith confess: 
Jesus is Lord eternally.
In Him, the Father’s name we bless. 

2. The Christ, the sinless Son of God,
Did choose in great humility
To walk a path as yet untrod:
To take our flesh and set us free.

3. In innocence, He bore our sin
Upon the cross of woe and shame,
Our death to die, our life to win,
To bind us to His holy name. 

4. The Father saw the sacrifice. 
And, seeing this, He glorified
The name of Christ, the sinner’s price;
The name of Jesus, God who died. 

5. Let each of us with selfless heart
Serve in His name with love and joy,
Even as Jesus did impart
His grace which sin cannot destroy. 

6. Let all in worship bend the knee.
Let every tongue in faith confess: 
Jesus is Lord eternally.
In Him, the Father’s name we bless. 


(c) 2020, Alan Kornacki, Jr. 
Long Meter (88 88)
Tune: OLD HUNDREDTH (LSB 805) 

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