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Sunday, December 14, 2008

CHERISH THAT NAME

Few things hurt me as much as hearing the name of the Lord taken in vain.  Unfortunately to more and more folks today the name of our Lord is nothing more than a curse word.  To most of us our name is one of our most precious possessions.  Our name often seems to define us and our reputation.  We are hurt when folks make fun of it or use it in a derogatory way - something many experience, especially as children.  And so it hurts when our Saviour's name is used in swearing or in a mocking way.  It is a beautiful name, full of deep, significant meaning.  It is a wonderful name that brings salvation.  It is a matchless name and none can compare.  That name is Jesus.  Years ago my sister, sister-in-law, and wife sang as a women's trio.  They were excellent and their voices blended so well. I miss their singing.  One of my favorite songs which they sang was "Cherish That Name".    Each Christmas season I think about that song and its powerful message.

An angel from long ago
Bent down to earth below,
And to Mary whispered low,
"Call His name Jesus."
Cherish that beautiful name.
Cherish that wonderful name.
Cherish that matchless name.
That name is Jesus.

"Fear not the words I say.
God has favored you today.
You shall bring forth a Son
And call His name Jesus."
Cherish that beautiful name.
Cherish that wonderful name.
Cherish that matchless name.
That name is Jesus.

King of kings and Lord of lords.
He shall reign forevermore.
Come before Him and adore
That lovely name of Jesus.
Cherish that beautiful name.
Cherish that wonderful name.
Cherish that matchless name.
That name is Jesus.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that there is no recognition of the author on this music.

snoppy said...

I would like to get a copy of the words and music to this song. Do you have any idea where they can be purchased?

Barry Kauffman said...

Don't know how to get in touch with you Snoppy (since I don't know who you are), but the best I can do is tell you to do a google search and maybe you can find it that way. Sorry, that is the best that I can do.

Anonymous said...

The first time I heard this song 20 years ago, Nancy Harmon was singing it.

Christian Life said...

The composer is Lanny Wolfe

Anonymous said...

Yes, composer is Lanny Wolfe and the album it is from is called "Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy" which has other amazing Christmas songs Lanny wrote. It's been one of my favorites since purchasing it in around late 70's. Search for his website.