Such a name as sweet as Jesus
|Such a name as sweet as “Jesus”
Heav’n and earth do not contain;
When our Savior left His glory,
God gave Him this matchless name.
|How we love to call, “Lord Jesus!”
To acknowledge Christ, God’s Son.
Never was a name so wond’rous,
Dear and sweet as “Jesus.”
|When upon the tree they hung Him,
There they also hung this name,
For the whole earth’s admiration;
See how truly we love Him!
|Then enthroned in His ascension,
God on Him this name conferred;
All knees bowed, all tongues confessing,
Hail Him, all in heav’n and earth!
|Grace unending and exhaustless
Issues from Thy matchless name;
Yesterday, today, forever,
Thou, our JESUS, art the same!
Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Jeremiah Ingalls (1764-1838) also composed the tune for the hymn “The Lord Into His Garden Comes. ” It was a common old-time song heard at many-a-Christian rally, and everyone present, saint and sinner, sang it by heart, or at least the chorus:
Amen, amen, my soul replies
I’m bound to meet you in the skies,
And claim my mansion there,
The anonymous “Garden Hymn as old, at least, as 1800” has nearly passed out of reach; but it served its generation:
The Lord into his garden comes;
The spices yield a rich perfume,
The lilies grow and thrive,
The lilies grow and thrive.
Refreshing showers of grace divine
From Jesus flow to every vine,
Which makes the dead revive,
Which makes the dead revive.
(Brown and Butterworth)
Auckland, New Zealand
Oh how wonderful is the name of Jesus
In His incarnation, His death and ascension and now given to us that we may call and receive the rich supply of His grace