Blessed Be The Name, Ralph E. Hudson


December 4

BLESSED BE THE NAME

W. H. Clark, 19th century, Refrain by Ralph E. Hudson, 1843–1901

I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise Your name for ever and ever … for you have exalted above all things Your name and Your Word. (Psalm 145:1 and Psalm 138:2)

The Bible teaches that there are two things our Lord honors above all else: His Name and His Word. These two priorities should also be the most sacred trusts in our spiritual lives. A name is an individual’s main identification, as well as the carrier of his reputation. In the Bible, God renamed individuals—Jacob to Israel (Genesis 32:22–32) and Saul to Paul (Acts l3:9)—to reflect more accurately their changed lifestyles. It is only normal, then, to defend one’s name at all costs.

To many people today, the names “Jesus” and “God” are merely words to use in blasphemy. To those of us who associate these names with divine love, such talk cannot be dismissed lightly. Christ Himself spoke out against becoming sacrilegious in our speaking when He cautioned His disciples never even to swear either by heaven or earth (Matthew 5:34–37). And it should be remembered that one tenth of the moral law deals with profaning God’s name, with this serious warning—“The Lord will not hold him guiltless …” (Deuteronomy 5:11). Even our approach to the heavenly Father in prayer must always be done with reverence—in the name of Jesus (John 16:23).

Let us determine to use this Christmas season to truly magnify His name and to proclaim His worth together:

“Jesus”—O how sweet the name, “Jesus” —every day the same;
“Jesus” —let all saints proclaim its worthy praise forever.
W. C. Martin

The stanzas of “Blessed Be the Name” first appeared in 1891 in Hymns of the Christian Life. The melody was likely one of the early folk hymn tunes used in the 19th century camp meetings.
All praise to Him who reigns above in majesty supreme, who gave His Son for man to die, that He might man redeem!
His name above all names shall stand, exalted more and more, at God the Father’s own right hand, where angel-hosts adore.
Redeemer, Savior, Friend of man, once ruined by the fall, Thou hast devised salvation’s plan, for Thou hast died for all.
His name shall be the Counselor, the mighty Prince of Peace, of all earth’s kingdoms Conqueror, whose reign shall never cease.
Refrain: Blessed be the name, blessed be the name of the Lord.

For Today: Job 1:20, 21; Psalm 8:1; 34:3; Isaiah 42:8; John 10:3

Reflect on this truth: We are bearers of the divine name—CHRISTians. Worship your Lord with this musical expression—

Osbeck, K. W.

Apparently, we are no longer permitted to place YouTube on free WP. I encourage you to visit and be richly blessed by this version of Blessed Be The Name of The Lord. It’s Sooo special as the musician’s wife suggested pics be sent in by all who are special to them.

https://www.youtube/watch?v=NsraXhd3H6M

 

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About ezekielcountdown

Committed to helping others discover the Lord Jesus Christ, revealed throughout both OT and NT. All saints are called to be Ambassadors of the gospel, may my labor herein result in God drawing others unto His Son that such may rejoice in the forgiveness, liberty, and peace granted by the Good Shepherd. Applied study of scripture blossoms into maturity, spiritual discernment, and replication of ourselves that new disciples go forth and proclaim the Good News! EZC shall challenge any ministers of Satan whose purpose is to attack the infallibility of Holy Writ querying, "Hath God truly said?" hoping to ensnare the immature. We must remain focused on whom the enemy is - wicked spiritual principalities sowing seeds of deception - our enemy is NOT the lost but the spirit behind their false ideologies and isms. Study the Bible praying God the Holy Spirit equip and teach you, for He has promised to do so (Jhn 16:13). Beloved brethren, until united in glory, Sola Deo Gloria!
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