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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

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >



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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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