Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know

There have been names that I have loved to hear

Author: Lela B. Long
Tune: LOVELY NAME
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Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And He's just the same as His lovely name,
And that's the reason why I love Him so;
Oh Jesus is the sweetest name I know.

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #307

Author: Lela B. Long

She’s an almost unknown personality, except for the song associated with her name. Perhaps that’s the way Lela B. Long wanted it…to be faceless, almost nameless, in favor of making His name more well-known. “Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know” must have been a statement her family and friends could remember her saying, but we don’t have to rely on any published biography to learn this. She recorded her opinion for us. What opinions do I have that I would want to survive me? Just any pontification probably wouldn’t last, but what makes Lela’s opinion notable is that it strikes a chord with us still today. There’s not much information on Lela B. Long, other than a record with the words she wrote that suggests the song was… Go to person page >

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First Line: There have been names that I have loved to hear
Title: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know
Author: Lela B. Long
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is the sweetest name I know
Copyright: Public Domain

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