“To the name of our salvation”

Written by an anonymous 15th Century writer and translated by John Mason Neale


To the name of our salvation,
Laud and honour let us pay,
Which for many a generation
Hid in God's foreknowledge lay,
But with holy exultation
We may sing aloud today.


Jesus is the name we treasure,
Name beyond what words can tell;
Name of gladness, name of pleasure,
Ear and heart delighting well;
Name of sweetness, passing measure,
Saving us from sin and hell.


Jesus is the name exalted
Over every other name;
In this name, whene'er assaulted,
We can put our foes to shame;
Strength to them who else had halted,
Eyes to blind, and feet to lame.


Therefore we, in love adoring,
This most blessed name revere:
Holy Jesus, Thee imploring
So to write it in us here,
That, hereafter heavenward soaring,
We may sing with angels there.