Sunday, August 28, 2011

That Beautiful Name

The hymn that is on my heart this morning appears to be a rather "quiet" one as far as the internet is concerned. I was tempted to look for one that might be a bit more popular, but I can't seem to walk away from this one.

It was written by Jean Perry who was born on November 25, 1871 and died on May 5, 1937. There is little to no information on her. She penned these beautiful words and then passed the poem on to Mabel Johnston Camp hoping she would put them to music.

Mrs. Johnston composed the music but was unhappy with the result. She tore the manuscript up and threw it in the waste basket. Some time later her husband spotted the pieces and decided to take a look. He carefully put it back together, thought that the music was perfect for the words and convinced his wife to publish the song. I'm thankful he did. I love this old hymn.

That Beautiful Name

1 I know of a Name, a beautiful Name,
That angels brought down to earth;
They whispered it low one night long ago,
To a maiden of lowly birth.

That beautiful Name, that beautiful Name,
From sin has pow'r to free us!
That beautiful Name, that wonderful Name,
That matchless Name is Jesus!

2 I know of a Name, a beautiful Name,
That unto a Babe was giv'n;
The stars glittered bright throughout that glad night,
And angels praised God in heav’n. (Refrain)

3 The One of that Name, my Savior became,
My Savior of Calvary;
My sins nailed Him there, my burdens He bare.
He suffered all this for me. (Refrain)

4 I love that blest Name, that wonderful Name,
Made higher than all in heav'n.
’Twas whispered, I know, in my heart long ago--
To Jesus my life I’ve giv’n. (Refrain)



  1. i am not familiar with this one at all...thanks for sharing it...hope you have a beautiful sunday!

  2. I love that old song, too. I am glad you're sharing so many of these old songs here on your blog.

    Thanks for your kind words on today's post - you remind me of Dwight's sister who only lasted a semester at college - she was miserable away from her high school sweetheart. She went home, got married at 19, and just celebrated their 44st anniversary, I think.

  3. This is a new one to me Linda... it's wonderful! I have actually been thinking of an art piece with this idea. HIS sweet name! :)

  4. This is new to me also, Linda, but it is beautiful. It is indeed a beautiful, wonderful name with so much power in the saying of it and believing in it.
    The background was lovely too, esp. the part where the husband believed in his wife and convinced her to publish the song. We all need that someone from time to time when our belief in ourselves wavers.

  5. I appreciate the way you introduce us to some of these unfamiliar, at least to me, hymns.