Words & Music by: C. Austin Miles (1868-1946)
Burl Ives recorded this song with just about every gospel quartet around.
It was written based on the scripture verse: Revelation 2:17
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/e/newnamei.htm
Hymns of Glorious Praise, Springfield, Missouri: Gospel Publishing House, 1969.
C. Austin Miles (1868-1946)
LYRICS: A New Name in Glory
1. I was once a sinner, but I came Pardon to receive from my Lord: This was freely given, and I found That He always kept His word.
Refrain: There's a new name written down in glory, And it's mine, O yes, it's mine! And the white robed angels sing the story, "A sinner has come home" For there's a new name written down in glory, And it's mine, O yes, it's mine! With my sins forgiven I am bound for Heaven, Never more to roam.
2. I was humbly kneeling at the cross, Fearing naught but God's angry frown; When the heavens opened and I saw That my name was written down.
3. In the Book 'tis written, "Saved by Grace," O the joy that came to my soul! Now I am forgiven, and I know By the blood I am made whole.