156. Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love

1 Jesus! Name of wondrous love,
Name all other names above,
Unto which must ev'ry knee
Bow in deep humility.

2 Jesus! Name decreed of old,
To the maiden mother told--
Kneeling in her lowly cell--
By the angel Gabriel.

3 Jesus! Name of priceless worth
To the fallen sons of earth,
For the promise that it gave,
"Jesus shall His people save."

4 Jesus! Name of mercy mild,
Given to the holy Child
When the cup of human woe
First He tasted here below.

5 Jesus! Only name that's giv'n
Under all the mighty heav'n
Whereby man, to sin enslaved,
Bursts his fetters and is saved.

6 Jesus! Name of wondrous love,
Human name of God above;
Pleading only this, we flee,
Helpless, 0 our God, to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus! Name of wondrous love
Title: Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love
Author: W. W. How, 1823-97
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 77 77
Topic: Circumcision and Name of Jesus
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77
Key: C Major
Source: Freylinghausen, Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, Halle, 1704, alt.

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