Name of Jesus, highest name

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1 NAME of Jesus! highest Name!
Name that earth and heaven adore!
From the heart of God it came,
Leads me to God’s heart once more.

2 Name of Jesus! diving tide!
Days of drought for me are past;
How much more than satisfied
Are the thirsty lips at last!

3 Name of Jesus! dearest Name!
Bread of heaven, and balm of love:
Oil of gladness, surest claim
To the treasures stored above.

4 Jesus gives forgiveness free,
Jesus cleanses all my stains;
Jesus gives His life to me,
Jesus always He remains.

5 Only Jesus! fairest Name!
Life, and rest, and peace, and bliss,
Jesus, evermore the same,
He is mine, and I am His.

Source: Redemption Hymnal #153

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >

Translator: Frances Bevan

Bevan, Emma Frances, née Shuttleworth, daughter of the Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Warden of New Coll., Oxford, afterwards Bishop of Chichester, was born at Oxford, Sept. 25, 1827, and was married to Mr. R. C. L. Bevan, of the Lombard Street banking firm, in 1856. Mrs. Bevan published in 1858 a series of translations from the German as Songs of Eternal Life (Lond., Hamilton, Adams, & Co.), in a volume which, from its unusual size and comparative costliness, has received less attention than it deserves, for the trs. are decidedly above the average in merit. A number have come into common use, but almost always without her name, the best known being those noted under “O Gott, O Geist, O Licht dea Lebens," and "Jedes Herz will etwas… Go to person page >

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First Line: Name of Jesus, highest name
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Translator: Frances Bevan
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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