The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesus Is The Sweetest Name, That

Words: George R. Woodward

Source: Rev. George R. Woodward, The Babe Of Bethlehem, Being Some Christmas Carols (48 West Hill, Highgate Village, 1923), #13

1. Jesus is the sweetest Name
That heart can fancy, tongue can frame,
Reveal’d to Mary in her cell
At Nazareth by Gabriel,
Whereto every knee, every knee,
Shall bow in all humility.

2. On the eight day, when they came
To give the heavenly Child his Name,
‘Let call him Jesus,’ Mary cried:
‘Amen,’ laid Joseph at that tide;
‘Because from thy yoke, from thy yoke,
O sin, the Babe shall save his folk.’

3. Jesus is the Name full well
Bedreaded and abhorr’d in hell;
But Jesus is the theme and boast
Of Christen men and Angel host.
So sing we and lay, 1mg and lay,
‘All glory to thy Name to-day!’

Sheet Music from Charles Wood and George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cambridge Carol-Book, Being Fifty-Two Songs For Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1924), #35.

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