"To the Name of Our Salvation"
                          by Unknown, 1496
            Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                                 Text From:
                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. To the name of our salvation
        Laud and honor let us pay,
        Which for many a generation
        Hid in God's foreknowledge lay;
        But with holy exultation
        We may sing aloud today.

        2. Jesus is the name we treasure,
        Name beyond what words can tell;
        Name of gladness, name of pleasure,
        Ear and heart delighting well;
        Name of sweetness, passing measure,
        Saving us from sin and hell.

        3. 'Tis the name for adoration;
        'Tis the name of victory;
        'Tis the name for meditation
        In this vale of misery;
        'Tis the name for veneration
        By the citizens on high.

        4. 'Tis the name that whoso preacheth
        Speaks like music to the ear;
        Who in prayer this name beseecheth
        Sweetest comfort findeth near:
        Who its perfect wisdom reacheth
        Heavenly joy possesseth here.

        5. Jesus is the name prevailing
        Over every name by right;
        At this name, in terror quailing,
        Powers of hell are put to flight;
        God, in mercy never failing,
        Saves us by this name of might.

        6. Therefore we in love adoring
        This most blessed name revere,
        Holy Jesus,Thee imploring
        So to write it in us here
        That hereafter, heavenward soaring,
        We may sing with angels there.

Notes: Hymn #116 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Acts 4:12 Author: unknown, 1496 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1851, alt. Titled: "Gloriosi Salvatoris" Tune: "Sieh, hier bin ich" 1st Published in: _Geistreiches Gesangbuch" Town: Darmstadt, 1698
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