Archive for March, 2009

There Is No Name So Sweet On Earth

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Bethune grad­u­at­ed from Dick­in­son Coll­ege, Car­lisle, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1822, and stu­died the­ol­o­gy at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty. In 1827 he be­came pas­tor of the Re­formed Dutch Church in Rine­beck, New York. In 1830, he moved to Uti­ca, New York; to Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1834; and to Brook­lyn Heights, New York, in 1850. He was of­fered the chan­cel­lor­ship of New York Uni­ver­si­ty, and the Pro­vost­ship of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia, both of which he de­clined.

This hymn has a really catchy tune. But most importantly, it magnifies the lovely name of our Lord Jesus.

Lyrics: George W. Bethune
Music: William B. Bradbury

There is no name so sweet on earth,
No name so sweet in Heaven,
The Name, before His wondrous birth
To Christ the Savior given.

We love to sing of Christ our King,
And hail Him, blessed Jesus;
For there’s no word ear ever heard
So dear, so sweet as “Jesus.”

Twas Gabriel first that did proclaim
To His most blessed mother,
That name which now and evermore
We praise above all other.

His human name they did proclaim,
When Abram’s son they sealed Him;
The name that still by God’s good will,
Deliverer revealed Him.

And when He hung upon the tree,
They wrote this Name above Him;
That all might see the reason we
Forevermore must love Him.

So now, upon His Father’s throne,
Almighty to release us
From sin and pain, He gladly reigns,
The Prince and Savior, Jesus.

O Jesus, by that matchless Name,
Thy grace shall fail us never;
Today as yesterday the same,
Thou art the same forever.

To Jesus every knee shall bow
And every tongue confess Him,
And we unite with saints of light
Our only Lord, to bless Him.

Constantly Abiding

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Anne’s hus­band Will ran a pot­tery bus­i­ness in Ohio. How­ev­er, she was wi­dowed around 1929, and, hav­ing lost her wealth, moved to Bur­bank, Cal­i­for­nia to live with her sis­ter.

This hymn goes out by special request to Leon. Remember Heb 13:5, where God says “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”.

Lyrics and Music: Anne S. Murphy

There’s a peace in my heart that the world never gave,
A peace it cannot take away;
Though the trials of life may surround like a cloud,
I’ve a peace that has come here to stay!

Constantly abiding, Jesus is mine;
Constantly abiding, rapture divine;
He never leaves me lonely, whispers, O so kind:
“I will never leave thee,” Jesus is mine.

All the world seemed to sing of a Savior and King,
When peace sweetly came to my heart;
Troubles all fled away and my night turned to day,
Blessèd Jesus, how glorious Thou art!

This treasure I have in a temple of clay,
While here on His footstool I roam;
But He’s coming to take me some glorious day,
Over there to my heavenly home!