There Is No Name So Sweet On Earth

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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.

Refrain:
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.

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One Response to “There Is No Name So Sweet On Earth”

  1. Leon Estes says:

    Thank you for posting this one. I did not know it. Since William Bradbury died in 1868, when was this song published? just checked. CyberHymnal says: 1861. You’re right, pretty song. Keep on posting! Very good!

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