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

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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 Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

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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

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Instances

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A Messenger for Jesus #d142
Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #114Page Scan
Coronation Hymns #111
Crowns #d81
Enduring Hymns #d103
Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #201Page Scan
Gospel Bells #d103
Great Revival Hymns #163Page Scan
Herald of Praise #155Page Scan
Hymn of the Faith #d121
Hymns and Sacred Songs #274Page Scan
Inspiring Hymns #d150
Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #193Page Scan
Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #126AudioPage Scan
Make Christ King: combined: a selection of high class gospel hymns for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #143Page Scan
Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #149Page Scan
Songs for the King's Business #53Page Scan
Songs of Salvation and Service. #d120
Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #143Page Scan
The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d42
The New Evangel #d113
The New Make Christ King #d96
The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #248TextPage Scan
World-wide Revival Hymns #d117
Worship in Song #d117



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