Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hymn of the Week: That Beautiful Name

Also goes by the title, I Know of a Name

"Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow...." Phil. 2:10

"But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." John 20:31

I wrote one specific blog entry on the topic of the name of Jesus, and several of these "hymns of the week" have dealt with the very subject of His Name (All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, Take the Name of Jesus With You, The Sweetest Name, Blessed Be The Name). It is awe-inspiring to consider how important, how comforting, and how powerful the very name of Jesus Christ is.

Every one of us should take time daily to think about what Jesus Christ did for mankind. We should meditate upon His importance in our lives. We should contemplate His power, His love, and His holiness. This particular hymn, written by Jean Perry, focuses on His name as encouraging and comforting. We know One Who can save us and free us from sin! Be encouraged as you read these words today.

That Beautiful Name (I Know of a Name)

I know of a name, a beautiful name,
That angels brought down to earth;
They whispered it low, one night long ago,
To a maiden of lowly birth.


That beautiful name, that beautiful name,
From sin has power to free us!
That beautiful name, that wonderful name,
That matchless name is Jesus!

I know of a name, a beautiful name,
That unto a Babe was given.
The stars glittered bright throughout that glad night,
And angels praised God in Heav’n.


The One of that name, my Savior became,
My Savior of Calvary.
My sins nailed Him there; my burdens He bare.
He suffered all this for me.


I love that blest name, that wonderful name,
Made higher than all in Heaven.
’Twas whispered, I know, in my heart long ago
To Jesus my life I’ve giv’n.


1 comment:

robert said...

Thanks for posting "That Beautiful Name." We know little about the author, Jean Perry, but there's an interesting story about the tune, found on my blog, Wordwise Hymns, today.

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