Words by: William H. Clark (19th Century)
Chorus by: Ralph E. Hudson (1843-1901)
Music: Arranged by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921) in 1888
The stanzas of “Blessed Be the Name” first appeared in 1891 in Hymns of the Christian Life. The melody was likely one of the early folk hymn tunes used in the 19th century camp meetings.
Ralph E. Hudson (1843-1901) William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)
Hymns of Glorious Praise, Springfield, Missouri: Gospel Publishing House, 1969.
LYRICS: Blessed Be the Name
1. All praise to Him Who reigns above In majesty supreme, Who gave His Son for man to die, That He might man redeem!
Blessed be the Name! Blessed be the Name! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Blessed be the Name! Blessed be the Name! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
2. His Name above all names shall stand, Exalted more and more, At God the Father’s own right hand, Where angel hosts adore.
3. Redeemer, Saviour, Friend of man Once ruined by the fall, Thou hast devised salvation’s plan, For Thou hast died for all.
4. His Name shall be the Counsellor, The mighty Prince of Peace, Of all earth’s kingdoms Conqueror, Whose reign shall never cease.