To the Name That Is Salvation   1 comment


Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Christopher’s at the Crossroads Episcopal Church, Perry, Georgia, October 27, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Words (1931) by Percy Dearmer  (1867-1936)

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1935)

The 1937 companion volume to that hymnal tells me that Dearmer composed this text as “another hymn about God” to fit the tune “Oriel.”


1.  To the Name that is salvation,

Praise and homage let us pay;

Life of every generation,

Law that all the stars obey;

Love and light by whose creation

All that is stands fast today.

2.  Fairest Name beyond all speaking,

Fullest end of all desire;

Close, yet far beyond all seeking,

Goodness, beauty, truth, entire;

Wisdom, never vengeance wreaking,

Radiance never vexed with ire.

3.  ‘Tis the Name of mercy, speeding

Just and unjust with His ray;

Power that rules by patient leading,

Not by force, the easier way;

So that man, in freedom heading,

May the law of love obey.

4.  Name of aw and Name of pleasure,

Glow divine of grace untold;

Sum of values, whose full treasure

Striving art can ne’er unfold;

Sea of virtue passing measure,

Life that doth all life uphold.

5.  Hail, O Father, all creating,

Now, as when the world began;

Master Mind, amazed we hail Thee,

As the light-year depths we scan;

Spirit of transcendent union,

True and just Thy ways to man!

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