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Jesus' precious name excels

Jesus' precious name excels

Author: Matthew Wilks
Tune: XAVIER (Champneys)
Published in 22 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesu’s precious name excels
Jordan’s streams, and Salem’s wells;
Thirsty sinners, come and draw,
Quench the flames of Sinai’s law.

2 Fearful sinners, come and try—
Draw and drink with inward joy;
Christ is fresh, and full, and free;
Sinners, come, whoe’er you be.

3 See the waters springing up,
To revive your languid hope;
Fill your vessels, as it rolls,
And refresh your weary souls.

4 Lo! the Spirit now invites!
Lo! the happy Bride unites!
Jesus calls, be not afraid,
Lo! for you the well was made!

5 Justice made it in the Lamb,
Mercy grants it thro’ His name;
Faith receives a full supply;
Those who drink it cannot die.

6 Careless sinner, let me tell,
Not a drop is found in hell;
Not a drop to ease your smart,
Not a drop to cool your heart.

7 Haste you to the Lamb of God,
Seek salvation in His blood;
In it there is boundless store,
For ten thousand thousands more.

8 Constant tributes let us bring,
For this soul refreshing spring;
Constant let our praises rise,
’Till we drink above the skies.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8678

Author: Matthew Wilks

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus' precious name excels
Author: Matthew Wilks
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8678
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The Cyber Hymnal #8678

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