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Have you ever heard a sweeter name than this

Have you ever heard a sweeter name than this

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Have you ever heard a sweeter name than this]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you ever heard a sweeter name than this,
Awaking such a sense of joy and blessedness,
And filling you with holy rest and heav’nly peace,
The name, the precious name of Jesus?

Jesus name, His precious name,
It is sweeter than all other names to me;
‘Tis my comfort night and day,
And it cheers me on the way,
And in heav’n I hope His blessed face to see.

2 Have you ever known a dearer friend than He,
A friend upon whose arm you could more safely lean?
His name has cheered your heart and kept your life serene,
The name, the precious name of Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Have you ever lived in fellowship more dear,
Or found a friend in troublous times so very near?
His name has been your comfort, bro’t you light and cheer,
The name, the precious name of Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #238

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you ever heard a sweeter name than this
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Jesus' name, his precious name



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Crowning Day, No. 6 #238

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d68

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