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.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
“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)
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” (Ephesians 1:21)
“Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.” (Psalm 148:13)
“<<A Psalm of David.>> Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” (Psalm 103:1)
“Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.” (Psalm 135:3)
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.” (Philippians 2:9)
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It tells us of a Savior's love,
 
Who died to set us free;
 
It tells us of His precious blood,
 
The sinner's perfect plea.
“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10-12)
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19)
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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.
“Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.” (Isaiah 26:8)
“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.