Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Anna B. Hoppe (1889–1941)


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.