4969. O How I Love Jesus

1. There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

2. It tells me of a Savior’s love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner’s perfect plea. [Refrain]

3. It tells me of a Father’s smile
Beaming upon His child;
It cheers me through this little while,
Through desert, waste, and wild. [Refrain]

4. It tells me what my Father hath
In store for every day,
And though I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way. [Refrain]

5. It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe;
Who in each sorrow bears
A part that none can bear below. [Refrain]

6. It bids my trembling heart rejoice.
It dries each rising tear.
It tells me, in a still small voice,
To trust and never fear. [Refrain]

7. Jesus, the name I love so well,
The name I love to hear:
No saint on earth its worth can tell,
No heart conceive how dear. [Refrain]

8. This name shall shed its fragrance still
Along this thorny road,
Shall sweetly smooth the rugged hill
That leads me up to God. [Refrain]

9. And there with all the blood-bought throng,
From sin and sorrow free,
I’ll sing the new eternal song
Of Jesus’ love for me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There is a name I love to hear
Title: O How I Love Jesus
Author: Frederick Whitfield (1855)
Refrain First Line: O how I love Jesus
Language: English
Source: First published in an 1855 leaflet, then in Whitfield's Sacred Poems and Prose, 1861.
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: TYRONE, composer unknown, in The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, by George Booth (editor) and Henry Coward (musical editor) (London: Primitive Methodist Publishing House, 1889), number 151
Tune Information
Name: [There is a name I love to hear]
Incipit: 13332 31111 22212
Key: A♭ Major
Source: 19th Century American melody
Copyright: Public Domain

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