Glory To His Name

Music HighwayIt was very early on a Friday morning and I, with a cup of coffee in hand and seated in my lazy boy chair in the living room, suddenly began hearing an electrifying song on Christian radio station, WIHS 104.9 FM. I did not remember hearing it before. It caused my heart to be lifted up in praise!

I soon got the name of it off the radio station’s website, wihsradio.org, and did a little more research on it. It turned out to be a classic hymn written in the late 19th century. What I heard on the radio was a highly energized version of it.

According to Wikipedia.org:

“Glory to His Name” (also called “Down At The Cross”) is a hymn written by Elisha A. Hoffman in 1878. Legend has it that Hoffman was reading about the crucifixion of Jesus in the Bible and began to think about how God saved men from their sins by allowing Jesus to die on the cross. The poem Hoffman wrote based on these thoughts was called “Glory to His Name.” John Stockton, a musician and member of Hoffman’s church, set the poem to music.

The YouTube version of this hymn I heard on WIHS Christian radio station is below. Enjoy.

 

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Elisha A. Hoffman

Glory To His Name (1878)
lyrics – Elisha Albright Hoffman (1839 – 1929)
music – John Hart Stockton (1813 – 1877)
sung by – Selah
genre – Hymn
album (CD) – You Deliver Me (2009)

Down at the cross where my Savior, He died
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried
There to my heart was the blood applied
Glory to His Name

I am so wondrously saved from sin
Jesus so sweetly abides within
There at the cross where He took me in
Glory to His Name

[Chorus]
Glory to His Name
Glory to His Name
There to my heart was the blood applied
Glory to His Name

Come to this fountain so rich and sweet
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet
Plunge in today, and be made complete
Glory to His Name

[Chorus]
Glory to His Name
Glory to His Name
There to my heart was the blood applied
Glory to His Name

There to my heart was the blood applied
Glory to His Name

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