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LOVELY NAME

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: LOVELY NAME
Composer: Lela B. Long
Meter: 9.10.10.10
Incipit: 33323 44325 55545
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Baptist Hymnal Organ Supplement II
    Composer/Editor Sharron Lyon
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1997) pp. 24
  • 61 Trumpet Hymns & Descants
    Composer/Editor Douglas Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1977) pp. 22

Organ Solo

  • If I Be Lifted Up: Organ Settings of Hymns About Jesus
    Composer/Editors Allen James; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 25
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 57 Number 1 September 1993: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1993) pp. 47
  • At the Name of Jesus: Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1990) pp. 9
  • The Gospel Organist Volume Six
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Lela Long
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1982) pp. 35
  • The Gospel Organist Volume Six: Gospel-Song Arrangements Suitable for Preludes, Offertories, Specials
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Lela Long
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1982) pp. 35

Piano Solo

  • The Majesty and Glory of Your Name: Glorious Songs of Worship for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Tom Fettke
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2004) pp. 46
  • The Story Continues: 34 More All Time Favorite Hymns for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 51
  • In Praise of His Name: Songs Celebrating the Name of Jesus
    Composer/Editor Bernadine W. Johnson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2000) pp. 40
  • PedalPoint Volume 17 Number 3 April May June 1998: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Samuel Wellman
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1998) pp. 26
  • Heart to Heart: 17 Favorite Songs & Hymns of Worship
    Composer/Editor Roger House
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1996) pp. 41
  • Gospel Time for Piano Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 3
  • Hymns Sunny-Side Up: Energetic Hymn Arrangements for The Sunday Morning Pianist
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 25
  • The Church Pianist Volume 8 Number 5 May June 1992: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 3
  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Three Golden Memories: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1990) pp. 14
  • Gospel Preludes for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 14
  • Reflections for Worship: Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor Rose Marie Lehmann
    Published By: GlorySound (1985) pp. 6
  • Piano Quiet Time Volume 2: Devotional Improvisation for Moments of Meditation
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1975) pp. 28
  • George Beverly Shea's Album of Sacred Songs: For Voice and Piano with Guitar Chords and Ukulele Diagrams
    Composer/Editor George Beverly Shea
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 16

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • George Beverly Shea's Album of Sacred Songs: Favorites of America's Beloved Gospel Singer
    Composer/Editor George Beverly Shea
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 16

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