Scripture Verse

God…hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. Philippians 2:9–10

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: Will­iam R. Win­ters, in On Wings of Song, by George Hugg (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1896), number 140.

Music: Czer­wo­na George C. Hugg, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

It fell upon a sinner’s ear,
That sweetest name—Jesus!
It banished all His doubts and fears,
That mightiest name—Jesus!

Refrain

Then sound it out on hill and plain,
That wondrous name—Jesus!
Echo it o’er and o’er again,
That glorious name—Jesus!

’Twas whispered to a wearied heart,
That cheering name—Jesus!
It bade all gloom and care depart,
That blessèd name—Jesus!

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It brought the wanderer back to God,
That tender name—Jesus!
It guideth to your blest abode,
That precious name—Jesus!

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’Tis dearer far than fame or wealth,
That loveliest name—Jesus!
’Twill rescue from eternal death,
That saving name—Jesus!

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