Christ Jesus,... being in the form of God,
did not consider it robbery
to be equal with God,
but made Himself of no reputation,
taking the form of a servant,
and coming in the likeness of men.

And being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself and became obedient
to the point of death,
even the death of the cross.

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him
and given Him the name which is above every name,

that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
of those in heaven,
and of those on earth,
and of those under the earth,

and that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
* This is perhaps the earliest Christian hymn.