6874. To the Name of Our Salvation

1. To the name of our salvation,
Laud and honor 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 for adoration,
Name for songs of victory,
Name for holy meditation
In this vale of misery,
Name for joyful veneration
By the citizens on high.

4. ’Tis the name that whoso preacheth
Speaks like music to the ear;
Who in prayer this name beseecheth
Sweetest comfort findeth near;
Who its perfect wisdom reacheth,
Heavenly joy possesseth here.

5. Jesus is the name prevailing
Over every name by right;
At this name, in terror quailing,
Powers of hell are put to flight;
God, in mercy never failing,
Saves by this name of might.

6. Therefore we in love adoring,
This most blessèd 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 (from Latin): John M. Neale
Meter: 87.87.87
Language: English
Source: Translation in Mediaeval Hymns, 1851; Unknown author, possibly 15th century
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ORIEL, Caspar Ett, Canta Sacra, 1840
Tune Information
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett
Meter: 87.87.87
Incipit: 13555 65355 17665
Key: C Major
Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith, by James Mountain (London: Marshall Brothers, new & enlarged edition, circa 1902), number 412
Copyright: Public Domain

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