Scripture Verse

There is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12


Percy Dearmer (1867–1936)

Words: Pos­si­bly by a 15th Cen­tu­ry Ger­man au­thor (Glo­ri­osi Sal­va­to­ris). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Per­cy Dear­mer (1867–1936).

Music: Ori­el Cas­par Ett, Can­ta Sac­ra 1840 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Caspar Ett (1788–1847)


To the name that is sal­va­tion,
Praise and hom­age let us pay;
Life of ev­ery ge­ne­ra­tion,
Law that all the stars ob­ey;
Love and light by whose cre­ation
All that is stands fast to­day.

Fairest name be­yond all speak­ing,
Fullest end of all de­sire,
Close, yet far be­yond all seek­ing,
Goodness, beau­ty, truth, en­tire;
Wisdom, ne­ver ven­geance wreak­ing,
Radiance ne­ver vexed with ire.

’Tis the name of mer­cy, speed­ing,
Just and un­just with His ray;
Power that rules by pa­tient lead­ing,
Not by force, the ea­si­er way;
So that man, in free­dom heed­ing,
May the law of love ob­ey.

Name of awe and name of plea­sure,
Glow di­vine of grace un­told;
Sum of val­ues, whose full trea­sure
Striving art can ne’er un­fold;
Sea of vir­tue pass­ing mea­sure,
Life that doth all life up­hold.

Hail, O Fa­ther, all cre­at­ing,
Now, as when the world be­gan;
Master mind, am­azed we hail Thee,
As the light-year depths we scan;
Spirit of trans­cend­ent un­ion,
True and just Thy ways to man!