Christ My Song - 1425
There's not a name beneath the skies
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
There's not a name beneath the skies.
"For there is none other name ... given among men
whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4,12)
2. Sweet name! when once its virtue's known,
how weak all other helps appear,
the sinner trusts to it alone,
and finds the grand specific there.
3. 'Twas long before I knew this truth,
and learned to trust the Saviour's name;
in vanity I spent my youth,
the thought now fills my heart with shame.
4. But since I've known the life and pow'r
with which his name is richly stored,
the world can keep my heart no more,
nor can its joys content afford.
5. The things I once esteemed the most,
I now account as worthless dross;
thy name, dear Saviour, is my boast,
for which the world appears but loss.
6. Lord, grant me boldness to proclaim
(unmoved by any fear but thine)
the saving virtues of thy name,
and prove its influence divine.
7. Nor let its savour be confined,
through every region let it spread;
impart its blessings to mankind,
and by its pow'r revive the dead.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 666.