Scripture Verse

She shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21


Isaac B. Woodbury (1819–1858)

Words: John Need­ham, Hymns De­vo­tion­al and Mo­ral on Va­ri­ous Sub­jects (Bris­tol, Eng­land: S. Far­ley, 1768), num­ber 82.

Music: Lake En­on Is­aac B. Wood­bu­ry, 1856 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Need­ham (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus, delightful name!
Salvation’s in the sound;
Search the wide world, a sweeter word
In nature can’t be found.

Behold, an angel gives
The holy Babe the name;
Behold the heavenly choir unite
To sing His lasting fame.

Jesus, the king of grace,
An empire wide shall have;
From sin, the worst of foes to man,
His people He shall save.

O’er Jacob He shall reign;
Gentiles the knee shall bend;
His crown shall flourish on His head,
His kingdom ne­ver end.

Ye creatures all that dwell
On earth, in air and sea,
Th’exalted name of Je­sus praise,
And cheerful bow the knee.

Jesus, Thy name we praise,
And Thy re­demp­tion sing,
From all our sins our souls redeem,
And Thy sal­va­tion bring.

When at Thy Fa­ther’s throne,
For needful grace we pray;
Thy all prevailing name we’ll plead,
And send our fears away.

Whilst on Thy precious blood
For pardon we rely,
Swayed by Thy richest grace we will
All worldly lusts deny.