Blessed be Thy glorious name.@Nehemiah 9:5

Effie Stevens, in Songs of Service, edited by J. Lincoln Hall, C. Austin Miles & Adam Geibel (Hall-Mack, 1910), number 18; and Lydia O. Baxter, 1870.

C. Austin Miles, 1910, and W. Howard, Doane, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Note: The words and music in the refrain after the time signature change are from Lydia Baxter’s Precious Name.

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C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)

Just the whispered name of Jesus
Thrills my soul with deepest love;
Turns my thoughts from earthly pleasures
To the holy joys above.

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Just the whispered name
Brings the peace of Heaven near;
Blessèd, blessèd name to hear!
The name of Jesus.
Precious name, O how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of Heav’n;
Precious name, O how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of Heav’n.

Just the whispered name of Jesus
Drives away desire to sin;
Gives me courage to bear bravely
All life’s bitter discipline.

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Just the whispered name of Jesus
Fills my heart with joy untold,
That some day His gracious presence
I shall certainly behold.

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Just the whispered name of Jesus
Makes me long to tell to all
How He saves, from sin and sorrow,
Those who listen to His call.

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