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Jesus is the name we treasure

Jesus is the name we treasure

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus is the Name we treasure,
Name beyond what words can tell;
Name of gladness, Name of pleasure,
Ear and heart delighting well;
Name of sweetness passing measure,
Saving us from sin and hell.

2 'Tis the Name for adoration,
Name for songs of victory,
Name for holy meditation
In this vale of misery,
Name for joyful veneration
By the citizens on high.

3 'Tis the Name that whoso preacheth
Speaks like music to the ear;
Who in prayer this Name beseecheth
Sweetest comfort findeth near;
Who its perfect wisdom reacheth
Heavenly joy possesseth here.

4 Jesus in the Name exalted
Over every other name;
In this Name, whene'er assaulted,
We can put our foes to shame:
Strength to them who else had halted,
Eyes to blind, and feet to lame.

5 Therefore we in love adoring
This most blessed Name revere,
Holy Jesus, thee imploring
So to write it in us here,
That hereafter heavenward soaring
We may sing with angels there.

Source: Hymn Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran schools and congregations #78

Author: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #375

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Carmina Sanctorum #375

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #983

Hymn Book for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Schools and Congregations #d47

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Hymn Book #78

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #309

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #309

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #546

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Hymns for the Worship of God #107

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Songs of Praise #167

Sunday School Hymns #d76

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