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The peerless name

Jesus, sweetest theme in earth or heaven

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Jesus! sweetest theme in earth or Heav'n]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Jesus! sweetest theme in earth or Heav’n!
Dearer name was never known;
By th’eternal Father it was giv’n
To His co-eternal Son.

Jesus, blessèd Jesus, spotless Son of God,
Dying to redeem us by His precious blood;
I would speak His praise to all the earth abroad,
Glory to His peerless name!

2. Borne by holy messengers of light,
From a land of golden day,
Thru the silence of the starry night—
List to what the angels say. [Refrain]

3. To the heart it speaks of blessings rare,
And our lips repeat the name,
Hail, belovèd, Fairest of the fair,
Now and evermore the same. [Refrain]

4. O my soul would join the angel choir,
Chanting His amazing love;
For I feel within a sacred fire,
Kindled in the courts above. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5577

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, sweetest theme in earth or heaven
Title: The peerless name
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: Jesus, blessed Jesus, spotless Son of God



The Cyber Hymnal #5577
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