the Name of Jesus With You
Mrs. Lydia Baxter, despite her radiant personality and cheerful
disposition, had long been an invalid and periodically was confined to
her bed for days at a time.
“How do you do it?” others
would ask, as they marveled at the way she triumphed over pain and
“I have some very special armour,” she would reply.
“A secret weapon?” her friends would jokingly ask.
“Oh, no,” she would say.
“You see, I have the name of Jesus, and I use that name as my
special protection. When
the tempter tried to make me blue or despondent, I mention the name of
jesus, and he can’t get through to tempt me any more
Out of her own experience as well as her study of the Bible,
Lydia Baxter, in 1870, her sixty-first year, wrote a poem which William
H. Doane has set to music, giving the Christian world its finest gospel
song on “The Name of Jesus”.
—Ernest K. Emurian
the Name of Jesus with You
Take the name of Jesus with you,
of sorrow and of woe;
will joy and comfort give you,
it then, where’er you go.
Chorus Precious name, O how
of earth and joy of heav’n;
name, O how sweet!
of earth and joy of heav’n.
Take the name of Jesus ever
a shield from ev’ry snare;
temptations round you gather,
that holy name in prayer.
O the precious name of Jesus!
it thrills our souls with joy.
His loving arms receive us,
His songs our tongues employ!
Paul, Steve Green’s MIDI Hymnal, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos
Research Systems, Inc.) 1998.