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218. Jesus! the name high over all

1 Jesus! the name high over all,
in hell, or earth, or sky;
angels and earthlings to it fall,
and devils fear and fly,
and devils fear and fly.

2 Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
the name to sinners given;
it scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heaven,
it turns their hell to heaven.

3 Jesus! the prisoner's fetters breaks,
and bruises Satan's head;
power into strengthless souls it speaks,
and life into the dead,
and life into the dead.

4 O that the world might taste and see
the riches of his grace;
the arms of love that compass me
would everyone embrace,
would everyone embrace.

5 Happy, if with my dying breath
I might but gasp his name:
preach him to all, and cry in death:
behold, behold the Lamb,
behold, behold the Lamb!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus! the name high over all
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 86.86 extended
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Circumcision; Death; Fear (10 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Phillips, 1735-1807
Meter: 86.86 extended
Key: D Major
Source: Arr. adapted from 'Psalm and Hymn Tunes', London, 1844
Copyright: Arrangement © C. L. Fouvy

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