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XLVII. NAMES AND OFFICES OF JESUS CHRIST.
God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name.-Phil, ii. 9.
Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.2 Tim. ii. 19.
When all these wondrous names I view,
Like diadems of light,
That charm the ravish'd sight,
Then leave my soul in night?
Ah! no: far more than seraphs see,
Who gaze with folded wing,
And more than verse can sing.
And full salvation bring.
Ere long transported to the scene,
Where saints before Him fall, Where sins nor sorrows intervene,
To dim the eyes' bright ball, With every shining crown array'd, Partaker of His glory made, Exulting I shall see display'd,
My Saviour All in All.
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast ; 'Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And, to the weary, rest.
Dear name! the Rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding-place ; My never-failing treas’ry fill'd
With boundless stores of grace.
By Thee my pray’rs acceptance gain,
Although with sin defild ; Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am own'd a child.
Jesus my Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King ;
Accept the praise I bring.
Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought; But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I'll praise Thee as I ought.
Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath : And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.
I feel that Name my inmost thoughts control,
When in the volume of that book
That Name! O write it here,
Dear Saviour, on my heart :