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The Name of Jesus, Hymn Premiere Contest Winner

“Jesus, the name that charms our fears that bids our sorrows cease.” from O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing lyrics by Charles Wesley, music by Carl Glazier. Jesus! We praise your hallowed name. The God who calms our fears; Redeemer of our sin and shame, sweet music to our ears. A caring Couns’lor when we grieve, Savior who dries our tears; The loving Lord, pains can relieve. Sweet music to our ears. Light of the World shows us the way Our path Grace kindly clears. The Master’s goal: trust and obey. Sweet music to our ears. Jesus! Your hallowed name we praise. Mercy, our hope He hears. Priest, Prophet, King of Kings we raise sweet music to our ears. August 10, 2020 In Honor of Charles Wesley Poetry Contest written to be sung to the same tune

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Date: 9/26/2020 4:15:00 PM
Oh this is lovely. Thank you for the encouragement you wrote on my poem, I came over to see some of yours. I am truly blessed. This is a beautiful tribute to our King.
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Date: 9/27/2020 10:48:00 PM
Thank you, Betty. I appreciate your support, also.
Date: 9/21/2020 11:57:00 AM
Your Rhyme is really great. You may like reading this book... https://www.google.com/books/edition/Zealot/T6zc_KkPb2QC?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
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Date: 9/4/2020 5:30:00 PM
Reason, this was such a delight to read today! You wrote in the vein of Charles Wesley so well; rhymes, meter and all! I loved all the lines, but especially "Priest, Prophet, King of Kings we raise". I commend and congratulate you for winning top spot in this contest. If you have written other hymns I would enjoy reading them ~ John
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Date: 9/5/2020 11:35:00 PM
Yes, I remember that one. It was my favorite one to sing of all the 'Chariots of Fire' entries. You have a real gift, my friend!
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Date: 9/4/2020 7:08:00 PM
Thank you, John. I am glad for your careful review and happy for the read. The only other hymn I've done recently is God's Righteous Right Hand to the tune of Chariots of Fire. You commented on it back in August.
Date: 9/3/2020 5:58:00 PM
Lovely hymn. Well-deserved win.
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Date: 9/3/2020 6:42:00 PM
I thank you, James. Appreciate the encouragement and support.
Date: 9/3/2020 12:13:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. This is so very beautiful. I Love It. Enjoy your win and day with blessings..............
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Date: 9/3/2020 6:43:00 PM
I welcome your commendation, Paula, am glad you liked it and left a comment.
Date: 9/3/2020 11:38:00 AM
WOW. Congratulations on your deserving win. This is beautiful and I so love it. God bless you always sweet friend.
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Date: 9/3/2020 6:49:00 PM
Regina, I appreciate your blessed comment and the boost to my ego, but especially for the benediction. Thank you so much.
Date: 9/3/2020 10:41:00 AM
Lovely Reason. I especially like the second verse-sweet music indeed. Congratulations on the win!
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Date: 9/3/2020 9:40:00 AM
An encouraging and uplifting poem! Congratulations on 1st place in my contest!
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Date: 9/3/2020 6:52:00 PM
Wow! thank you Kim for a first placement in your contest. Being on the music team at our church, I enjoyed the opportunity to write words to a familiar hymn and to honor the work of a great hymnwriter, Charles Wesley.
Date: 8/10/2020 6:05:00 PM
Reason, wow, that's absolutely gorgeous. We have angels around us, they love to sing, "Amazing Grace" and, "How Great Thou Art". Sometimes they sing at a higher volume, and at other times quieter. My very Best Wishes for the contest. :-)
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Date: 8/11/2020 1:06:00 PM
I thank you, Regina, for your supportive comment. The meter is off, I am trying to balance the names I want to emphasize with their accents and the syllable count of common meter. Amazing Grace is older but How Great Thou Art is my favorite as of today. Have a great tomorrow.