We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

The Christ of Nazareth

There is a name that on my ear

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [There is a name that on my ear]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a name that on my ear
More sweet than music, lingereth;
The name of Him whom most I love,
The blessed Christ of Nazareth!

He laid His robes of glory by,
To save the world from endless death;
And I will praise Him more and more—
The blessed Christ of Nazareth!

2 That precious name how sweet it sounds,
As I pursue life’s winding path;
In storm and calm the same to me—
The blessed Christ of Nazareth! [Chorus]

3 There is a voice, my name shall speak,
As I shall yield my latest breath;
The voice that gave my spirit peace—
The blessed Christ of Nazareth! [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #258a

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a name that on my ear
Title: The Christ of Nazareth
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: He laid his robes of glory by
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Page Scan

Gleanings of sacred song #31

TextAudioPage Scan

Gospel Praise Book. #258a

Page Scan

Jewels of Praise #9

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.