The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sweet Jesus was the Sacred Name

For New Year's Day, Jan. 1

Author: Luke Waddinge

To the tune of “I doe not Love cause thou art faire”

One of the “Short Carols for Each Day of Christmas”


Luke Waddinge, A Small Garland of Pious & Godly Songs, 1684

Christmas Carols of Waddinge and Devereux

Source: Thomas Wall, A Pious Garland Being the December Letter and Christmas Carols of Luke Wadding (Dublin: M.H. Gill and Son, 1960).

Sweet Jesus was the sacred name
Of the sweet Babe who to us came,
Angels and men this Name adore
Both now and then and evermore;
A saving Name, this Saviour He
Doth save us for eternity.

Good God, how precious is this Name!
He gave His blood to gain the same;
To honour it all knees bow down
In heaven and earth and underground;
And every tongue confess that He
Doth save us for eternity.

Then. Jesus I adore Thy Name,
And ever shall adore the same,
Thy Name be graven on my heart,
Live always there and ne’er depart;
My prayers day and night shall be,
Save us Jesus, Jesus save me.

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