How we love the glorious name

How we love the glorious name,
  The name of Jesus!
’Tis the name above all names—
  On earth or in heav’n.
As we breathe this precious name,
  Darkness and death cannot remain;
For we call and get the Person of that name!
Dear Lord Jesus, with our tongues—
  We gladly confess Thy name,
To the glory of the Father God above.
  For to us to speak Thy praise,
Is the enjoyment of our days;
  Calling JESUS is to call the One we love!

Dear Lord Jesus, with our tongues— We gladly confess Thy name, To the glory of the Father...

Patience Otoje

Ago Palace Way, Lagos, Nigeria

Calling JESUS!! Is to call the ONE we Love.....

Max Pankau

Chicago, IL, United States

Sister Deb, the chorus you posted (to my understanding) was originally written as a different hymn and the two were fused together at some point. I grew up singing the song this way myself in Texas. The only publication I ever saw the two printed together in was the old YP songbook, the "gray book". Since the gray book is no longer used, I have noticed that saints tend to drop the chorus when singing this hymn.

Deb Gallardo

Fredericktown, Ohio, United States

There is a little chorus that I learned at an East Coast gathering of the churches in Maryland for a camp about 10 years ago, (including NY, NJ, MD, VA & NC) that some of the saints sang with this song like a refrain. I've been trying to find the music for it unsuccessfully. Here are the words:

Touching Jesus is all that really matters.

And your life will never be the same.

There's only one way that you can really touch Him.

Just believe when you call on His name.

This chorus is inserted between the two verses and dovetails perfectly with it.

Can anyone help me out with this?

李 菲 麗

NC, United States

One of my favorite song regarding how lovely is calling on the Lord's name! This was written by Isaac Watts during time of John and Charles Wesley. He wrote this in relation to Psalm 72:19 "And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may His glory fill the whole earth. Amen and Amen."

Will Miller

Portland, Oregon, United States

Not only do I love this most precious name of Jesus, but I love that saints all over this earth love His name as well. Praise Him, for only He could do this!

Andargachew M.

Awassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia

As we breath this precious name, darkness and death cannot remain! Oh, Lord Jesus!

Chloe Duros

California, United States

Oh Lord Jesus!!!

Inge Arends

Almelo, Netherlands

When we call upon this precious name, we will be saved, we get the Person of that name: JESUS.


New York, NY, United States