‘Take the Name of Jesus With You’

I never heard this hymn before this morning, but it’s sweet: Take the Name of Jesus With You, lyrics by Lydia Baxter in 1870. Sung by the Table Singers. Does that make it old? “The old that is strong doth not wither: deep roots are not touched by the Frost” –J.R.R. Tolkien

I love these 19th century hymns. And yes, there are hymns and worship songs being written today that people are going to love 200 years from now. But just for the time being, this one will suffice.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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