77. Jesus! O Name Divinely Sweet

C.M.
by Stennett, 1790
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Jesus! O name divinely sweet!
 
How soothing is the sound!
 
What joyful news, what heavenly power
 
In that blest name is found.
Matthew 1:21; Philippians 2:9; John 14:13; Acts 3:16; Acts 4:12
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Our souls, as guilty and condemned,
 
In hopeless fetters lay;
 
Our souls with countless sins defiled
 
Of death and hell the prey.
John 3:18
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Jesus, to purge away our guilt,
 
A willing victim fell,
 
And on His cross triumphant broke
 
The bands of death and hell.
Hebrews 1:3; John 10:18; Hebrews 2:9-14; 1 Corinthians 15:20-21
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.” (Philippians 2:9)
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)
“And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” (Acts 3:16)
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18)
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Hebrews 1:3)
“No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” (John 10:18)
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren. Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:9-14)
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” (1 Corinthians 15:20-21)