8. June 2010 01:37
This week we are going to look at a hymn called “Precious Name.” Many of you know this hymn by the name of “Take the name of Jesus with you.” In 1860, Lydia Odell Baxter and W. Howard Doane wrote the words and music to this Baptist invitation song. Although his name isn’t represented as the official composer, Robert Lowry also helped to write the melody of “Take the Name of Jesus With You.” He was a professor of literature at Bucknell University, he became an ordained Baptist minister and pastored several churches throughout the New England states. Eventually, he wrote several well known hymns; such as "Nothing But the Blood," "Low in the Grave He Lay", "Shall We Gather At The River?," and "How Can I Keep From Singing?” I hope you all enjoy this week’s hymn.