Revised. I failed on posting to give credits due. They now appear under the lyrics of this beautiful song.
One of my favorite songs from long ago came to mind a couple of weeks ago. I was actually searching for another oldie-but-goodie (which simply is not available), when I came across this one. Some of the language sounds as old as its 67 years, but the message of hope and joy in Christ Jesus is as fresh as the day it was written! Can I get an "Amen"?
"A Name I Highly Treasure"
"I've learned to know a name I highly treasure.
Oh, how it thrills my spirit through and through!
O precious name, beyond degree or measure;
My heart is stirred whene'er I think of you!
"That name brings gladness to a soul in sorrow;
It makes life's shadows and its clouds depart;
Brings strength in weakness for today, tomorrow;
That name brings healing to an aching heart.
"That name still lives and will live on forever,
While kings and kingdoms will forgotten be.
Through mist or rain, 'twill be beclouded never;
That name shall shine and shine eternally.
"My heart is stirred whene'er I think of Jesus,
That blessed name which sets the captive free;
The only name through which I find salvation.
No name on earth has meant so much to me."
Written and composed by Oscar C. Elliason, copyright 1946. Renewed 1973 by Lillenas Publishing Co. All rights reserved.