Take the name of Jesus with you

Take the name of Jesus with you,
Child of sorrow and of woe;
It will joy and comfort give you,
Take it then where'er you go.
  Precious name! Oh, how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of heav'n;
Precious name! Oh, how sweet!
  Hope of earth and joy of heav'n.
Take the name of Jesus ever,
As a shield from every snare.
If temptations round you gather,
Breathe that holy name in prayer.
Oh, the precious name of Jesus,
How it thrills our souls with joy;
All the favor of the Father
In this name we may enjoy.
At the name of Jesus bowing,
Falling prostrate at His feet,
Claim His vict'ry over evil
And the enemy defeat.
James DeLong

Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States

Verse 4 in our SDA Church Hymnal: King of kings in Heaven we'll crown Him

When our journey is complete.

This is true, but I like what it says here better: claim His victory over evil, and the enemy defeat.

Faith is the living power that passes through every barrier, overrides each obstacle, and plants its banner in the heart of the enemies' camp.

Patty Scott

Baltimore, MD, United States

After my bible study lately, this song continues to permeate my spirit. I feel the spirit ushering me to sing it. Maybe it's just familiar because in my home church after bible study the woman always sang this song, nevertheless it brings me so much joy! Praise God...Amen


Lauderhill, Florida, United States

Fond memories of my parents and childhood. The name of Jesus...our strength, life, all... hope for today and tomorrow. I love Him!

Juma Nayabagabo

Bujumbura, Ngozi, Burundi

I recomend and dedicate this song to all those who left Islam like me and those who shortly joined Christ's way. God bless you all.

Florence Ijagbone

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

The name of Jesus is the easiest weapon to carry with you in the face of battle, no matter how fierce. Just keep breathing it in.

Glory be to God!

Sylvia Karembo

Morden, Surrey, United Kingdom

For Lydia to write such a wonderful song she must have been filled with the Holy Spirit. It's so uplifting.

Mary Thomas

Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

That Precious Name, my Defense, my Treasure, my Joy.......My Everything. Praise His Blessed Name.

Lauren Bassard

Castro Valley, CA, United States

I woke up with this hymn on my heart although I had not heard it for years. The Lord knew it was just what I needed today!

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Born in Petersburg, NY, Lydia Baxter was saved as a young person. She and her sister later established a Baptist church in their hometown. After marriage, she moved to New York City. Although bedridden for much of her life, her home was open to preachers, evangelists, and Christian workers, who came to her for inspiration and advice. This hymn was written 4 years before her death in New York City. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin


The original 3rd and 4th stanzas are a little different:

3 O the precious Name of Jesus!

How it thrills our souls with joy,

When His loving arms receive us,

And His songs our tongues employ!


4 At the Name of Jesus bowing,

Falling prostrate at His feet,

King of kings in Heav’n we’ll crown Him,

When our journey is complete.

Carol Noel

London, United Kingdom

This was my song this morning. The Holy Spirit gave this one to me as a blessing this morning. I'm blessed.