377. To the Name of Our Salvation

1 To the Name of our salvation
laud and honour let us pay,
which for many a generation
hid in God's foreknowledge lay;
but with holy exultation
we may sing aloud today.

2 Jesus is the name we treasure,
name beyond what words can tell;
name of gladness, name of pleasure,
ear and heart delighting well;
name of sweetness passing measure,
saving us from sin and hell.

3 'Tis the name that whoso preaches
speaks like music to the ear;
who in prayer this name beseeches
finds its comfort ever near;
who its perfect wisdom reaches,
heavenly joy possesses here.

4 Jesus is the name exalted
over every other name;
in this name, whene'er assaulted,
we can put our foes to shame:
strength to them who else had halted,
eyes to blind and feet to lame.

5 Therefore we in love adoring,
this most blessed name revere,
holy Jesus, thee imploring
so to write it in us here
that, hereafter heavenward soaring,
we may sing with angels there.

Text Information
First Line: To the name of our salvation
Title: To the Name of Our Salvation
Latin Title: Gloriosi salvatoris
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 87 87 87
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration; Praise of God; Name of Jesus
Source: Latin (15th cent.)
Language: English
Notes: Alt tune PANGE LINGUA 50
Tune Information
Composer: Kaspar Ett (1788-1847)
Composer (descant): Gerald Manning (1943-)
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Cantica Sacra, Munich, 1840
Copyright: Descant © Gerald Manning
Notes: Lower key 299

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