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.
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.

Kim S

Miami, Fl, United States

Sabbath services made even more special knowing we have a Name, above all others, that we can take with us wherever we go. Thank You Jesus!!!

Nwaomu, Evelyn Ogugua

Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

Thank God for the inspiration given to the composer. It is a song that touch the heart. How I pray that this new generation will learn to sing these heart touching song in their congregation. Thank you.

Lady Brown

Kissimmee, Florida, United States

This hymn is sung in our divine worship services on Sundays. It is a very anointed song. Hymns such as this is a lost art; and is not favored in these new age ministries. The young people cannot relate. This is why I make it my duty as a Child of the Most High King and as a Worship leader to preserve these priceless hymns by introducing them at worship services. May the Lord be glorified, His children be edified, and the devil horrified.

Isaac Eyo

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

The name of Jesus is a strong tower to them that trust the Lord. It touch the soul.

Mary Mukisa

Kampala, Uganda

The words of the song are not only very meaningful but also much well with the tune. It has ministered to my soul.