1 Jesus, the Name high over all,
in hell or earth or sky;
angels and mortals prostrate fall,
and devils fear and fly.
Jesus, the Name to sinners dear,
the Name to sinners giv'n;
it scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heav'n.
2 O that the world might taste and see
the riches of His grace!
The arms of love that compass me
would all the world embrace.
Thee I shall constantly proclaim,
though earth and hell oppose;
bold to confess Thy glorious Name
before a world of foes.
3 His only righteousness I show,
His saving truth proclaim;
'tis all my business here below
to cry, "Behold the Lamb!"
Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His Name,
preach Him to all, and cry in death,
"Behold, behold the Lamb!"
Source: Hymns to the Living God #195
|First Line:||Jesus! the name high over all, In hell or earth or sky|
|Title:||Jesus! the Name High over All|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
An excerpt of the longer hymn, "Jesu, accept the grateful song," Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), vol. 1, no. CXCIV.