O Jesus

This joyful song reminds us of the beauty and power of Jesus’ name. Scripture tells us that “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12) and that “at the name of Jesus every knee will [one day] bow.” It is not simply the sounds or letters of His name that thrill Christians – it is what that name stands for, what it represents and reminds us of about our precious Savior. As we sing this song we remember the love Jesus showed us in dying for our sins, the sympathy He has towards His own, and the comfort He freely shows to all who seek it. In a fitting conclusion, we are reminded of promise that one day all who treasure Jesus’ name will gather together and sing “worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12) May we treasure and share the precious name of Jesus more and more in our public worship and in every day life.

Song Upated on July 16th, 2010: the chorus has been changed slightly. If you downloaded the song before this date or are not sure where you version came from, please check to make sure you have the correct sheet music or MP3 file.


Verse 1:
There is a name I love to hear,
I love to speak its worth;
It sounds like music to my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.
It tells me of a Savior's love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner's perfect plea.

O Jesus, the name I love and hold most dear;
O Jesus, the name I trust and gladly share.
O Jesus, O Jesus!

Verse 2:
It tells of One Whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe;
Who in my sorrow bears a part
That none can bear below.
It bids my trembling heart rejoice,
It dries each rising tear;
It tells me in a still, small voice
To trust and never fear.

Verse 3:
This name shall lift my spirit still
Along my pilgrim road,
And bless me as I climb the hill
That leads me up to God.
And there with all the blood-bought saints,
From sin and sorrow free,
This precious name I'll ever praise
For all His love to me.


Words by Frederick Whitfield (1829-1904) & David L. Ward. Music by David Ward.
© 2009 Hymnicity
CCLI Song #5858338