Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Take the Name of Jesus with You

Take the name of Jesus with you, Child of sorrow and of woe

Author: Lydia Baxter (1870)
Tune: [Take the name of Jesus with you]
Published in 557 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 Take the name of Jesus with you,
Child of sorrow and of woe;
It will joy and comfort give you,
Take it then where'er you go.

Precious name, oh how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of heav'n;
Precious name, oh how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of heav'n;

2 Take the name of Jesus ever
As a shield from ev'ry snare;
When temptations round you gather,
Breathe that holy name in prayer.


3 Oh, the precious name of Jesus!
How it thrills our souls with joy,
When His loving arms receive us
And His songs our tongues employ.


4 At the name of Jesus bowing,
Falling prostrate at His feet,
King of kings in heav'n we'll crown Him
When our journey is complete.


Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #313

Author: Lydia Baxter

Baxter, Lydia, an American Baptist, was b. at Petersburg, N. York, Sep. 2, 1800, married to Mr. Baxter, and d. in N. Y. June 22, 1874. In addition to her Gems by the Wayside, 1855, Mrs. Baxter contributed many hymns to collections for Sunday Schools, and Evangelistic Services. Of these, the following are the best known:— 1. Cast thy net again, my brother. Patient toil. Given in the Royal Diadem, N. Y., 1873. 2. Go, work in my vineyard. Duty. Also given in the Royal Diadem, 1873, and Mr. Sankey's S. & Solos, No. 4. 3. I'm kneeling, Lord, at mercy's gate. Lent. In Coronation Hymns, &c, N. Y., 1879. 4. I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done. Longing for rest. Royal Diadem. 1873. 5. In the fadeless s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Take the name of Jesus with you, Child of sorrow and of woe
Title: Take the Name of Jesus with You
Author: Lydia Baxter (1870)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Precious name, O how sweet
Copyright: Public Domain



General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ
This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #576
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #5662
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #536
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #297TextFlexscorePage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #288
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #576TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #313TextFlexscorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #625TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #218TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #375
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #80
Rejoice Hymns #652
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #474
Sing Joyfully #470TextFlexscorePage Scan
Small Church Music #120Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #18
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #180
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #235TextFlexscore
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #662
The Cyber Hymnal #5662TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #116TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #258
The United Methodist Hymnal #536TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #159TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #624Text
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #309
Include 534 pre-1979 instances