1 Jesus, name all names above,
Jesus, best and dearest,
Jesus, Fount of perfect love,
holiest, tend'rest, nearest:
Jesus, source of grace completest,
Jesus, purest, Jesus, sweetest,
Jesus, well of pow'r divine,
make me, keep me, seal me thine!
2 Thou didst call the prodigal;
thou didst pardon Mary,
thou whose words can never fall,
love can never vary,
Lord, to heal my lost condeition
give (for thou canst give) contrition;
thou canst pardon all my ill
if thou wilt; O say, "I will!"
3 Jesus, open me the gate
that the robber enter'd,
who in that most lost estate
wholly on thee ventured.
Thou whose wounds are ever pleading,
and thy Passion interceding,
from my sins, O let me rise
to a home in paradise!
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 >
JESU JOY is a form of the tune WERDE MUNTER, MEIN GEMUETE by Johann Schop (b. Hamburg [?], Germany, c. 1595; d. Hamburg, 1667). In 1614 Schop was appointed court musician in the Hofkapelle at Wolfenbüttel. A virtuoso violinist, he also played the lute, cornetto, and trombone. He became a musician f…
Display Title: Jesus, Name All Names AboveFirst Line: Jesus, Name all names aboveTune Title: WERDE MUNTERAuthor: Theoctistus of the Studium, ca. 890; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866Meter: 76 76 88 77Date: 1994Subject: Jesus Christ | Crucifixion & Death; Lent |
Display Title: Jesus, Name All Names AboveFirst Line: Jesus, name all names aboveTune Title: WERDE MUNTERAuthor: J. M. Neale; TheoktistusMeter: 188.8.131.52.88.77Scripture: Luke 8:2; Luke 23:39-43Date: 1985Subject: Biblical Characters | Mary Magdalene; Jesus Christ | Passion and CrossSource: Greek hymn, 9th century
Display Title: Jesu! Name All Names AboveFirst Line: Jesu! Name all names aboveTune Title: THEOKTISTUSAuthor: John M. Neale; TheoktistusMeter: 184.108.40.206Source: Translation: Hymns of the Eastern Church, 1862.