Scripture Verse

There is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

Introduction

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John M. Neale (1818–1866)
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Words: Un­known au­thor, pos­si­bly 15th Cen­tu­ry (Glo­ri­osi Sal­va­to­ris). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale in Me­di­æval Hymns, 1851.

Music: Tri­umph Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett (1805–1876), in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain, new and en­larged edi­tion (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, cir­ca 1902), num­ber 412 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry J. Gauntlett (1805–1876)
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Lyrics

To the name of our sal­va­tion,
Laud and hon­or let us pay,
Which for ma­ny a ge­ne­ra­tion
Hid in God’s fore­know­ledge lay;
But with ho­ly ex­ul­ta­tion
We may sing aloud to­day.

Jesus is the name we trea­sure;
Name be­yond what words can tell;
Name of glad­ness, name of ple­asure,
Ear and heart de­lighting well;
Name of sweet­ness, pass­ing mea­sure,
Saving us from sin and hell.

’Tis the name for ado­ra­tion,
Name for songs of vic­to­ry,
Name for ho­ly me­di­ta­tion
In this vale of mi­se­ry,
Name for joy­ful ve­ne­ra­tion
By the ci­ti­zens on high.

’Tis the name that who­so preach­eth
Speaks like mu­sic to the ear;
Who in prayer this name be­seech­eth
Sweetest com­fort find­eth near;
Who its per­fect wis­dom reach­eth,
Heavenly joy pos­sess­eth here.

Jesus is the name pre­vail­ing
Over eve­ry name by right;
At this name, in ter­ror quail­ing,
Powers of hell are put to flight;
God, in mer­cy ne­ver fail­ing,
Saves by this name of might.

Therefore we in love ad­or­ing,
This most bless­èd name re­vere;
Holy Je­sus, Thee im­ploring
So to write it in us here,
That here­af­ter, hea­ven­ward soar­ing,
We may sing with an­gels there.