Jesus! sweetest theme in earth or Heav’n!
Dearer name was never known;
By th’eternal Father it was giv’n
To His co-eternal Son.
Jesus, blessèd Jesus, spotless Son of God,
Dying to redeem us by His precious blood;
I would speak His praise to all the earth abroad,
Glory to His peerless name!
Borne by holy messengers of light,
From a land of golden day,
Thru the silence of the starry night—
List to what the angels say.
To the heart it speaks of blessings rare,
And our lips repeat the name,
Hail, belovèd, fairest of the fair,
Now and evermore the same.
O my soul would join the angel choir,
Chanting His amazing love;
For I feel within a sacred fire,
Kindled in the courts above.