Because his name is Jesus

In vain I've tried a thousand ways My fear to quell, my hopes to raise

Adapter: E. O. Excell
Tune: [In vain I've tried a thousand ways] (Excell)
Published in 25 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In vain I've tried a thousand ways
My fears to quell, my hope to raise,
But what I need thro' all my days
Is Jesus, is Jesus.

2 My soul is night, my heart is steel,
I cannot see, I cannot feel;
For light, for life, I must appeal
To Jesus, to Jesus.

3 He died for me, He lives, He pleads,
There's love in all His words and deeds;
There's all a guilty sinner needs
In Jesus, in Jesus.

4 Tho' some will scorn, and some will blame,
I'll go with all my guilt and shame,
I'll go to Him because His name
Is Jesus, is Jesus.

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #248

Adapter: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In vain I've tried a thousand ways My fear to quell, my hopes to raise
Title: Because his name is Jesus
Adapter: E. O. Excell
Copyright: Public Domain



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