Jesus, I love thy charming name

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This is an hymn by Philip Doddridge, published posthumously in 1755 as Hymn 335, entitled Christ precious to the believer. Meter is 86. 86 (C.M.).

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1. Jesus, I love thy charming name,
Tis music to mine ear;
Fain would I sound it out so loud,
That earth and heaven should hear.

2. Yes, thou art precious to my soul,
My transport and my trust;
Jewels to thee are gaudy toys,
And gold is sordid dust.


3. All my capacious powers can wish
In thee doth richly meet;
Nor to mine eyes is light so dear,
Nor friendship half so sweet.

4. Thy grace still dwells upon my heart,
And sheds its fragrance there;
The noblest balm of all its wounds,
The cordial of its care.


5. I'll speak the honors of thy name
With my last laboring breath;
Then speechless clasp me in thine arms,
The antidote of death.

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