1. Jesus! the name high over all,
in hell or earth or sky;
angels and mortals prostrate fall,
and devils fear and fly.
2. Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
the name to sinners given;
it scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heaven.
3. O that the world might taste and see
the riches of his grace!
The arms of love that compass me
would all the world embrace.
4. Thee I shall constantly proclaim,
though earth and hell oppose;
bold to confess thy glorious name
before a world of foes.
5. His only righteousness I show,
his saving truth proclaim;
'tis all my business here below
to cry, "Behold the Lamb!"
6. Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp his name,
preach him to all and cry in death,
"Behold, behold the Lamb!"
|First Line:||Jesus! the name high over all|
|Title:||Jesus! the Name High over All|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
|Topic:||Christian Year: Baptism of the Lord|
|Composer:||Johann Crüger (1647)|