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There is a name so very dear to me

There is a name so very dear to me

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [There is a name so very dear to me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a Name so very dear to me,
It is music to my fainting heart,
A charm in ev’ry hour of deep distress,
And a shield from ev’ry sinful dart.

The sweetest name to me is Jesus’ Name,
A balm for ev’ry earthly care,
In heav’n or earth there is no other Name,
That ever can with Jesus’ Name compare.

2 So sweet that Name, so wonderful His love,
Who on Calv’ry life eternal gave,
A ransom paid for all the sins of earth,
Oh that all might know His pow’r to save. [Refrain]

3 That Name gives promise of a home beyond,
When the cares of life shall all be past,
A home where partings nevermore shall come,
And no shadows on our path be cast. [Refrain]

4 So long as life and strength with me endure,
Shall my lips His worthy praise acclaim,
And then with all the ransom’d host above,
I shall glory still in Jesus’ Name. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #102

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a name so very dear to me
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: The sweetest name to me
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Excelsior Hymnal #31

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The Kingdom of Praise #102

The Young People's Chorus Vol. 4 #d25

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