"Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love"
by William W. How, 1823-1897
Text From:
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.92-93



1. Jesus! Name of wondrous love,
Name all other names above,
Unto which must every knee
Bow in deep humility.

2. Jesus! Name decreed of old,
To the maiden mother told--
Kneeling in her lowly cell--
By the angel Gabriel.

3. Jesus! Name of priceless worth
To the fallen sons of earth,
For the promise that it gave,
"Jesus shall His people save."

4. Jesus! Name of mercy mild,
Given to the holy Child
When the cup of human woe
First He tasted here below.

5. Jesus! Only name that's given
Under all the mighty heaven
Whereby man, to sin enslaved,
Bursts his fetters and is saved.

6. Jesus! Name of wondrous love,
Human name of God above;
Pleading only this, we flee,
Helpless, 0 our God, to Thee.



Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Hymn #114
Text: Luke 1:31
Author: William W. How, 1954, alt.
Tune: "Gott sei Dank"
1st Published in: _Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch_
Town: Halle, 1704