Scripture Verse

The same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Introduction

Words: An­na B. Hoppe, 1918.

Music: Frommer Jo­hann G. C. Störl, 1710 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Anna B. Hoppe
(1889–1941)

Lyrics

Jesus, O precious name,
By Heaven’s herald spoken,
Jesus, O holy name,
Of love divine the token.
Jesus, in Thy dear name
This new year we begin;
Bless Thou its opening door,
Inscribe Thy name within.

Jesus, O precious name,
In Thee our hopes are centered,
In Thee, O mighty name,
This new year we have entered.
Though seasons come and go,
Thou, Lord, art still the same;
Immovable is still
That solid rock, Thy name.

Jesus, O precious name,
Thou bringest peace and gladness,
Jesus, O worshipped name,
Dispelling all our sadness,
In hallowed temple halls
Thy sacred echo rings,
While Heaven’s ransomed host
Thy praise in glory sings.