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Jesus! the Name High over All

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 193
Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Music: Praxis Pietatis Melica, Berlin, 1653; Johann Cruger, 1598-1662

1. Jesus! the name high over all,
in hell or earth or sky;
angels and mortals prostrate fall,
and devils fear and fly.

2. Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
the name to sinners given;
it scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heaven.

3. O that the world might taste and see
the riches of his grace!
The arms of love that compass me
would all the world embrace.

4. Thee I shall constantly proclaim,
though earth and hell oppose;
bold to confess thy glorious name
before a world of foes.

5. His only righteousness I show,
his saving truth proclaim;
'tis all my business here below
to cry, "Behold the Lamb!"

6. Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp his name,
preach him to all and cry in death,
"Behold, behold the Lamb!"

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