Blessèd Be the Name (Pickett)

In Bethlehem a child was born

Author: Leander Lycurgus Pickett, 1859-1928 (1894)
Tune: [In Bethlehem a child was born]
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1. In Bethlehem a child was born,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
For us His life from earth was torn,

Refrain
Blessèd be His name, name of the Lord.
Blessèd be the name, blessèd be the name,
Blessèd be the name of the Lord,
Blessèd be the name, blessèd be the name,
Blessèd be the name of the Lord.

2. The angel told before His birth,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
That He was Christ, the Lord of earth, [Refrain]

3. He called Himself the Son of Man,
Blessèd be His name, Blessèd be His name,
Of conquering hosts He leads the van, [Refrain]

4. He shall be great, the angels said,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
The crowns of earth are for His head, [Refrain]

5. The Prince of Peace, the Son of God,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
Yet for our souls He bore the rod, [Refrain]

6. Messiah and Immanuel,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
His glory who can fully tell, [Refrain]

7. Jesus the holy counselor,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
Our leader in the holy war, [Refrain]

8. The Everlasting Father He,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
The mighty God shall ever be, [Refrain]

9. He rose triumphant from the grave,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
His people evermore to save, [Refrain]

10. He soon will come from Heav’n again,
Blessèd be His name, blessèd be His name,
And over all the earth shall reign, [Refrain]

Author: Leander Lycurgus Pickett, 1859-1928

Rv Leander Lycurgus Pickett USA 1859-1928. Born at Burnsville, MS, he became a Methodist evangelist. He held meetings in several states and at Holiness campgrounds. After marrying Ludie, they served pastorates in northeast TX, and Columbia, SC, before moving to Wilmore, KY. Pickett married Pruvy Melviney Dorough in 1878, and they had a son, James, in 1880. After her death in 1887, he married Ludie in 1888. He was a renowned speaker, leader, minister, author, hymnwriter, and patriot, prominent in the Holiness Movement, and helped found Asbury College (now University), at Wilmore, KY, where he also served as the financial agent of the board of trustees for many years. The Picketts boarded m,inistry students attending Asbury, among who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In Bethlehem a child was born
Title: Blessèd Be the Name (Pickett)
Author: Leander Lycurgus Pickett, 1859-1928 (1894)
Source: Tears and Triumphs No. 2 (Cincinnati, Ohio: M. W. Knapp, 1894), number 4
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bless'd be His name, name of the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

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