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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

Composer: Lela B. Long
Incipit: 33323 44325 55545
Key: C Major/D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #205
Text: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #3344
Text: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #205TextFlexscoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #307TextFlexscorePage Scan
Hymns of Faith #254TextFlexscorePage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #243
Sing Joyfully #296TextFlexscorePage Scan
Small Church Music #3181Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #156
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #76Text
The Cyber Hymnal #3344TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #95TextPage Scan
Include 7 pre-1979 instances