184. There Is a Name We Love to Hear

C.M.
by F. Whitfield
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There is a name we love to hear,
 
We love to sing its worth;
 
It sounds like music in our ear,
 
The sweetest name on earth.
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It tells us of a Saviour's love,
 
Who died to set us free;
 
It tells us of His precious blood,
 
The sinner's perfect plea.
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Jesus! the name we love so well,
 
The name we love to hear!
 
No saint on earth its worth can tell,
 
No heart conceive how dear.
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” (Psalm 5:11)
“<<To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.>> O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.” (Psalm 8:1)
“I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.” (Psalm 54:6)
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This name shall shed its fragrance still
 
Along this thorny road,
 
Shall sweetly smooth the rugged hill
 
That leads us up to God.
“Because of the savor of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.” (Song of Solomon 1:3)
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And there the whole triumphant throng,
 
Of blood-bought saints on high,
 
Shall sing the new, eternal song
 
With Jesus ever nigh.
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” (Revelation 5:9-13)
“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” (Revelation 5:6)