We Bless the Name of Christ the Lord

We bless the name of Christ the Lord

Author: Samuel F. Coffman (1926)
Tune: RETREAT (Hastings)
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 We bless the name of Christ the Lord,
We bless Him for His holy Word,
Who loved to do His Father’s will,
And all His righteousness fulfill.

2 We follow him with pure delight
To sanctify His sacred rite;
And thus our faith with water seal,
To prove obedience that we feel.

3 Baptized in God--the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit—-Three-in-One,
With conscience free, we rest in God,
In love and peace, through Jesus’ blood.

4 By grace we “Abba, Father” cry;
By grace the Comforter comes nigh;
And for Thy grace our love shall be
Forever, only, Lord, for Thee.


Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #172

Author: Samuel F. Coffman

Born: June 11, 1872, Dale En­ter­prise, Rock­ing­ham Coun­ty, Vir­gin­ia. Died: June 28, 1954, Vine­land, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Buried: First Men­non­ite Church, Vine­land, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Coffman spent most of his school years in Elk­hart Coun­ty, In­di­a­na, where his fam­i­ly had moved in 1879. He grad­u­at­ed from the Elk­hart High School in 1890, and at­tend­ed the Moo­dy Bi­ble Ins­ti­tute (1894-95 and for six months in 1897-98). From 1890-94, he worked for the Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Elk­hart. He was con­vert­ed at meet­ings held in Elk­hart by his fa­ther, and was bap­tized on May 26, 1888. He was elect­ed su­per­in­tend­ent of the Elk­hart Men­non­ite S… Go to person page >

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First Line: We bless the name of Christ the Lord
Title: We Bless the Name of Christ the Lord
Author: Samuel F. Coffman (1926)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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