Saturday, February 09, 2008

Glory to His Name

This song is technically classified as a hymn, but I must say I wish you could hear it sung with meaning as I did in days gone by in our worship services. There, it was sung more like a gospel song. I remember the days when after the communion, someone would break out in joyful adoration and praise of the Savior and more often than not, the words "Down at the Cross..." would begin this all time favorite. I never hear it that I don't think of my sister-in-law, Lillian, who has for some time now been singing in Her Lord's very Presence, no doubt these same words that expressed her heart time and again. The night I found out that she had passed away, I walked all around my house, with tears flowing, singing this hymn in her honor. The tune is here at Cyber Hymnal, but as I said, I wish you could hear it sung with soul as it was by some of the folks I used to know.

Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!


I am so wondrously saved from sin,
Jesus so sweetly abides within;
There at the cross where He took me in;
Glory to His Name!

Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin,
I am so glad I have entered in;
There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean;
Glory to His Name!

Come to this fountain so rich and sweet,
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet;
Plunge in today, and be made complete;
Glory to His Name!

Refrain

Glory to His Name, glory to His Name:
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!

8 comments:

Cathy said...

That is a beautiful hymn, Maxine. Thanks for sharing it with us.

sparrow's song said...

I remember the days when after the communion, someone would break out in joyful adoration and praise of the Savior and more often than not, the words "Down at the Cross..."

Yes! The outpouring of the Spirit and their cup overflows so much that they have to sing it out. THAT is the beauty of 'in Spirit and in Truth'.

you shared,
The night I found out that she had passed away, I walked all around my house, with tears flowing, singing this hymn in her honor.

How very, very sweet. What peace to know you will see her again.

Post Hymn:
There is something about singing or speaking about the 'Blood of Jesus' that stirs my heart with excitement. It's almost like I can't enough of hearing about such beauty and power. I'm drawn like a butterfly to a fragrant flower.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

We sang this song very often when I was a girl so it is one of my very favorites. Thank you for sharing it once again. Yes, Glory to His name. connie from Texas

Beverly said...

I can hear your voice singing this hymn in my head. Beautiful memories!

Sara said...

Beautiful hymn!

I tagged you in my last post. :)

Beka said...

Precious words, indeed. Wish I could hear it "sung with soul"...

Glory to His Name!

A Note From Theresa said...

LOVE, LOVE THAT SONG! We sing it in church a lot.

Daughter of the King said...

I LOVE this song and can just imagine how glorious it is sung with more SOUL......
so come on...indulge us !!!
Deby