The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesus, Name of Wondrous Love!

For the Circumcision of Christ and the New Year
January 1

Words: Bishop W. Walsham How, 1854

Music: Not Stated
(See Below)
Meter: 77 77

Source: The Book of Common Praise, Being The Hymn Book Of The Anglican Church of Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, No Date, #86, p. 25.

1. Jesus, Name of wondrous love!
    Name all other names above!
Unto which must every knee
    Bow in deep humility.

2. Jesus, Name decreed of old;
    To the maiden Mother told,
Kneeling in her lowly cell,
    By the angel Gabriel.

3. Jesus, Name of priceless worth
    To the fallen sons of earth,
For the promise that it gave
    'Jesus shall his people save.'

4. Jesus, Name of mercy mild,
    Given to the Holy Child,
When the cup of human woe
    First he tasted here below.

5. Jesus, only name that's given
    Under all the mighty heaven,
Whereby man, to sin enslaved,
    Bursts his fetters and is saved.

6. Jesus, Name of wondrous love,
    Human name of God1 above!
Pleading only this we flee,
    Helpless, O our God, to Thee.


1. Or: Him. Return

Sheet Music "Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland" from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #139

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