1 No human tongue can ever tell how sweet,
How dear the Name my lips with joy repeat;
Like silver bells within my heart it rings,
Till all my soul with praiseful rapture sings.
O blessed Name forever dear,
Whose pow’r has set me free,
Upon Thy Name O Christ I dwell,
‘Tis heav’nly music to me,
With joy I own Thy full control
Whose love is sunshine bright,
O blessed Name that fills my soul
With wonderful and glorious light.
2 O precious Name! bright golden cord of love,
That leads us on, from earth to heav’n above,
It never fails, this all prevailing plea,
But opens wide God’s treasure-house to me. [Chorus]
3 New life divine is given thro’ His Name
That angels fair adoringly proclaim,
Soon one glad song from shore to shore shall ring,
“We worship Thee, and Thy great Name O King.” [Chorus]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >