Sunday, September 13, 2009

Every knee shall bow

Is it possible to read this hymn without a triumphalist mind set (i.e. with a devotional mind set)?

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.

I think it is. Imagine being bowled over by love after death, death in him that is. Wouldn't gratitude be appropriate - could a rebellious monarch kiss the son? What is such pleasure as should be for ever?

Living wittily just posted a couple of Herbert hymns.

What makes a hymn good?

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