Christ My Song - 1427
Let all who name his blessed name
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Let all who name his blessed name.
"Let every one that nameth the name of Christ
depart from iniquity." (2 Timothy 2,19)
1. Let all who name his blessed name,
who once for sinners shed his blood,
depart from sin, and count it shame
to live like those who know not God.
2. "What kind of persons should they be,"
whose names appear enrolled above,
the people whom the Lord makes free,
to whom he manifests his love?
3. "What kind of persons should they be?"
How blameless should their life appear,
who hope the Lord in heav'n to see,
and dwell with him for ever there!
4. With hopes so blessed and so bright,
of heav'n they well may think and talk,
and being children of the light,
as children of the light should walk.
5. The sons of God, they well may scorn
the highest honours here on earth,
to heav'n's eternal honours born,
to stoop would ill become their birth.
6. And when a few short years are past,
what's promised now will then be giv'n;
a goodly portion theirs at last,
the glories and the joys of heav'n.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 649.