Dearest of all the names aboveAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: ALEXANDRIA (Arnold)
Published in 158 hymnals
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1 Dearest of all the names above,
My Jesus, and my God,
Who can resist Thy heavenly love,
Or trifle with Thy blood?
2 ’Tis by the merits of Thy death
The Father smiles again;
’Tis by Thine interceding breath
The Spirit dwells with men.
3 Till God in human flesh I see,
My thoughts no comfort find;
The holy, just, and sacred Three
Are terrors to my mind.
4 But if Immanuel’s face appear,
My hope, my joy begins;
His name forbids my slavish fear,
His grace removes my sins.
5 While Jews on their own law rely,
And Greeks of wisdom boast,
I love th’incarnate mystery,
And there I fix my trust.
Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #139
Dearest of all the names above. I. Watts. [Reconciliation through Christ.] First published in the 2nd edition of his Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1709, Bk. ii., No. 148, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "God reconciled in Christ." It was included in many of the older collections such as those of Whitefield and Toplady, and has continued to hold a prominent position in the hymnbooks to the present. Its use, in America especially, is very extensive.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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