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The Name, the Name o'er every name

The Name, the Name o'er every name

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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The Name, the Name o'er every name
In earth or heaven above,
Let babes' and sucklings' lips proclaim
And youth adore and love.

Jesus, the Son of God most high,
Whose image he express'd,
The fullness of the Deity,
In flesh made manifest:--

Jesus, the Son of Man became,
Assumed our mortal breath,
Endured the cross, despised the shame,
And pour'd His soul in death.

Jesus, omnipotent to save,
Then triumph'd gloriously;
O Death! where is thy sting? O Grave!
Where is thy victory?

Redemption in His blood begins,
In His atonement ends;
He saves His people from their sins;
Who would not be His friends?

To God the Father's glory, now,
Jesus, Thy name we bless;
Let every knee before it bow,
And every tongue confess.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Name, the Name o'er every name
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English



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