Take the Name of Jesus With You

by: Larry Davies | Jan 30, 2011
“Take the Name of Jesus With You” was written by Lydia Baxter on her sick bed in 1874. Throughout her life she was known as an avid student of the Bible who loved to discuss the significance of Scriptural names with her friends. Of course no name was more important than the name of Jesus.
The name of Jesus can bring comfort and cheer to someone suffering and it can bring hope to the fearful or depressed. “I have a very special armor,” Lydia would often tell her friends. “I have the name of Jesus. When I am blue or despondent, I mention the name of Jesus.”
This hymn was used often during the Moody-Sankey evangelistic campaigns.
n  From Amazing Grace: 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories by Kenneth Osbeck
I wanted to add my own comments but these words don’t need my comments. They stand on their own. Enjoy…
1.    “Take the name of Jesus with you, child of sorrow and of woe;
It will joy and comfort give you – take it, then where’er you go.”
Chorus: “Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heav’n. Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heav’n.”
2.    “Take the name of Jesus ever, as a shield from ev’ry snare;
If temptations round you gather, breathe that holy name in prayer.
3.    O the precious name of Jesus! How it thrills our souls with joy,
When His loving arms receive us and His songs our tongues employ!
4.    Take the name of Jesus bowing, falling prostrate at His feet,
King of kings in heav’n we’ll crown Him when our journey is complete.
Chorus: “Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heav’n. Precious name, O how sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heav’n.”
So, today… “Take the name of Jesus with you. Hope of earth and joy of heav’n.”


One response to “Take the Name of Jesus With You”

  1. robert says:

    Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. And thanks for posting Lydia Baxter's beautiful song. It's always been one of my favourites, and a posted a few comments on it today. "Hope of earth, and joy of heav'en." That says it well! God bless.