To the name of our salvation

To the name of our salvation
praise and honour 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. Name that calls for adoration,
name that speaks of victory;
name for grateful meditation
in the vale of misery;
name for loving veneration
by the citizens on high:

4. Name that still, whoever preaches,
speaks like music to the ear;
who in prayer this name beseeches
finds the strongest comfort near;
who its perfect wisdom reaches
heavenly joy possesses here.

5. Name of majesty, exceeding
every other power or name;
name of health, for sinners needing
rescue in a world of shame;
name in which the church is pleading,
sight to blind, and feet to lame.

6. Jesus, we in love adoring,
your most holy name revere,
Lord of all, your grace imploring
so to write it in us here
that hereafter, heavenward soaring,
we may sing with angels there.

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