Scripture Verse

Let them…that love Thy name be joyful in Thee. Psalm 5:11

Introduction

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Philip Doddridge
(1702–1751)

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge, 1717.

Music: He­ber (Kings­ley) George Kings­ley, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Kingsley (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Jesus, I love Thy charming name,
’Tis music to mine ear;
Fain would I sound it out so loud
That earth and Heaven should hear.

Yes, Thou art precious to my soul,
My transport and my trust;
Jewels to Thee are gaudy toys,
And gold is sordid dust.

All my capacious powers can wish
In Thee doth richly meet;
Not to mine eyes is light so dear,
Nor friendship half so sweet.

Thy grace still dwells upon my heart,
And sheds its fragrance there;
The noblest balm of all its wounds,
The cordial of its care.

I’ll speak the honors of Thy name
With my last laboring breath;
Then speechless clasp Thee in mine arms,
The antidote of death.