1 Jesus’ name, Jesus’ name,
source of life and happiness!
In this name true consolation
mourning sinners may possess;
here is found complete salvation.
Blessed Jesus, we your name will praise
all our days, all our days.
2 God with us, God with us,
God made known in human frame;
In his name rejoice with gladness,
since to save the lost he came;
none need sink in hopeless sadness,
for Immanuel is now with us,
God with us, God with us.
La Trobe, Benjamin, was born in Dublin, April 19, 1725, and educated at the University of Glasgow. He entered the Ministry of the Moravians, and subsequently became superintendent of that body in England. He died Nov. 29, 1786. Several of his translation of German hymns appeared in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1789. [George Arthur Crawford, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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