Jesus! The Name High Over All

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This version is from Hymns of Grace and Glory, number 31.

Lyrics: Charles Wesley
Music: Scottish Air

Jesus! the Name high over all,
In hell or earth or sky;
Angels and men before it fall,
And devils fear and fly.
Jesus! the Name to sinners dear,
The Name to sinners giv’n;
It scatters all their guilty fear,
It turns their hell to Heav’n.

Jesus! the prisoner’s fetters breaks,
And bruises Satan’s head;
Power into strengthless souls it speaks,
And life into the dead.
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.

His only righteousness I show,
His saving grace proclaim;
’Tis all my business here below
To cry “Behold the Lamb!”
Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name;
Preach Him to all, and cry in death,
“Behold, behold the Lamb!”

There is another hymn that can be sung to the same melody. Special thanks to Patricia for suggesting this.
It is entitled “We’re Going Home To Glory Soon” or “We Want You Over There”.
Lyrics: Matilda Bass

We’re going home to glory soon,
To see the City bright,
To walk the golden streets of Heaven,
And bask in God’s own light;
But some of you are out of Christ,
And held by many a snare,—
We cannot leave you lost and lone,
We want you Over There!

The pearly gates will open wide,
And we shall enter in,
To know henceforth no tear or sigh
No sorrow and no sin;
O come with us by Jesus’ blood,
That land is bright and fair,—
We cannot leave you lost and lone,
We want you Over There!

We come to tell the story true
Of love so rich and free,
A crucified and loving Lord
Has grace for you and me:
O, listen to His loving voice,
O part with sin and care,—
We cannot leave you lost and lone,
We want you Over There

We know the time is fleeting fast,
The Lord is near at hand,
O sinner seek the ark of grace,
Its doors wide open stand;
Christ will not always waiting be,
To trifle do not dare,—
We cannot leave you lost and lone,
We want you Over There!

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