Oh, How I Love Jesus
We don’t give much thought to what a simple name might convey to us. For example, Jesus: “. you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21 ESV); “Jesus” is derived from the Hebrew for “The Lord Saves.” There is also the literal meaning of the word, which is often in another language. There are several examples of this in the Bible, such as: Another definition of a name is the things that are psychologically associated with the name in some way or another.
Frederick Whitfield, an English priest, wrote the first stanzas of this hymn in 1855, and the rest is history. Whitfield’s Sacred Poems and Prosein London, published in 1861, was the first publication of the work, which was first written in hymn sheets and booklets. It was initially published in the United States in 1864, making it the earliest known edition. Despite the fact that the refrain is anonymous, it was used in conjunction with many other hymns written by John Newton and Isaac Watts in the second half of the nineteenth century, including “Amazing Grace” and “Alas!
Only four of Whitfield’s nine original stanzas are still in frequent usage today; they are the first, second, fourth, and fifth stanzas, respectively.
It is the topic of the stanzas that the numerous pleasant connotations and promises that the name of Jesus holds for a devoted Christian believer are the focus of the poem.
Although they blend well together, the stanza tune begins with an upbeat and has a steady long-short rhythm, whereas the refrain tune emphasizes the main beats of the measure. The whole tune has a gentle, almost dance-like quality to it and is easy to sing. The origins of the tune O HOW I LOVE JESUS can be traced back to the camp-meetings of nineteenth-century America.
This hymn is appropriate for use as a devotional song at any time of the year and is suitable for all ages. Two Scripture passages that might be used in conjunction with the song are I John 4:19, which is quoted in the refrain, and Hebrews 4:15-16, which is hinted to in the last stanza. In addition, there is the general topic of Jesus’ love, which may be used in a medley with other hymns on the same theme, as in the long choral medley “More Love to Thee,” or the piano medley in “Prayludes for Summer.” Tiffany Shomsky, Hymnary.org Tiffany Shomsky, Hymnary.org FlexScores are available for download in the Mediasection on the right.
It is available for download here.
Oh, How I Love Jesus > Lyrics
|Frederick Whitfield, 1855copyright status isPublic Domain
Subjects: Love, Jesus/SaviorScripture:1 John 4:19Oh, How I Love JesusAmerican melodycopyright status isPublic Domain
Learn about music formats.viewsheet musicplaymidiThis song in other languages:.pdfDeutsch (German).pdfPусский (Russian)
- There is a Name I enjoy hearing, and I enjoy singing about its importance
- It’s like music to my ears, the finest name on the face of the planet
- Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Because He first loved me
- It reminds me of the love of a Savior who died in order to set me free
- It reminds me of His precious blood, which serves as the sinner’s perfect appeal
- And A grin of a Father beaming upon His child comes to mind when I hear this song. It keeps me going throughout this brief period of time, through desert, waste, and wilderness. It informs me of the plans my Father has for me on a daily basis. And, despite the fact that I am walking down a gloomy route, the trail is filled with brightness the entire way
- A caring heart that can sense my deepest sorrow is depicted in the story. Each grief has a bearer, who carries a part that no one else can endure
- It makes my trembling heart sing with joy
- It dries each new tear that forms. It speaks to me in a “still quiet voice,” telling me to trust and never be afraid
- Jesus, whose name I adore and whose name I adore to hear: “Jesus, you are my everything.” No saint on earth can express how valuable it is, and no heart can comprehend how precious it is
- This is a name that will continue to exude its aroma. Along this treacherous path, Shall pleasantly soften the rocky incline that takes me to God’s presence
- It will be in that place, with all the blood-bought throng, free from sin and sorrow, that I will sing the new eternal song of Jesus’ love for me
CGA1643 Oh, How I Love Jesus
|Audio Preview:||Your browser does not support the audio element.CGA1643 Audio Sample|
|Music Sample:||CGA1643 Sheet Music Sample|
|This devotional hymn receives an uplifting treatment from arranger Lynn Shaw Bailey. Singers and ringers of all ages will find success in this anthem’s appropriate range, accessible part-singing, and simple bell part. Aging voices will find this piece well in their range, while emerging note-readers and part-singers will learn melodic lines with ease.Voicing: Unison/Two-part with piano and optional 2 octaves handbellsComposer: Lynn Shaw BaileySeason: GeneralAdditional Resources:CGAC1643Accompaniment Track|
You might also be interested in the following items:
|CGA1554 Rock of Ages”Rock of Ages,” with its timeless text and melody, receives a poignant setting from new composer Klayton Hoefler. This anthem delicately balances the duality of grace – the simplicity and the extravag.Price:$2.25Quantity|
|CGA1565 You Are Loving, You Are LovedWe can all use a reminder to be kind and loving to others we meet. The Mr. Rogers of our day, Mister Mark (composer Mark Burrows), expresses this hopeful sentiment with a soulful melody and accompanim.Price:$2.25Quantity|
|CGA1573 Shepherd of My Heart Unison/Two-partPsalm 23 receives a fresh paraphrase by composer Tina English, a reassuring message of an ever-present God. Both voicings (SAB and U/2pt) are vocally accessible, and they complement the new text seaml.Price:$2.10Quantity|
|CGA1635 God Is Here Today – Unison/Two-partEarnest and reassuring, this anthem is a true reflection of the man honored in its dedication – Fred M. Rogers. Tom Trenneys lovely arrangement of God Is Here Today features a beautiful partner melody.Price:$2.10Quantity|
Cedarmont Kids – Oh, How I Love Jesus Lyrics
Oh, Jesus, how I adore you. Oh, Jesus, how I adore you. Oh, how I adore Jesus because He first cherished and adored me. There is a name I enjoy hearing and singing, and it is well worth mentioning. It has the appearance of music in my ear. The finest given name on the face of the planet Oh, Jesus, how I adore you. Oh, Jesus, how I adore you. Oh, how I adore Jesus because He first cherished and adored me. It reminds me of the love of a Saviour who died in order to set me free. It reminds me of His precious blood.
Oh, Jesus, how I adore you.
He is a good person in my opinion.
I adore him because he is sowonderful and thoughtful. I adore him because he is so nice to me, and I adore him because he initially adored me! Oh, Jesus, how I adore you. Oh, Jesus, how I adore you. Oh, how I adore Jesus because He first loved me and since He first loved me, I am filled with joy.
The easy, fastfun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com
Thomas Anthony Whitfield wrote the lyrics, which were licensed and provided byLyricFind. The song was written by: THOMAS ANTHONY WHITFIELD, who wrote the lyrics.
- 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 15, 17, 23, and 25, 51, 52, 53, 54, 58, 59, 62, 64, 65, and 66, 119, 120, 128, 126, 129, 132, 133, 134, 162, 163, and 164Oh, How I Love Jesus
- 165, 166, and 167, and 160, 162, 163, and 164Oh, How I Love Jesus
- A.Phil Collins, b.Foreigner, c.Hall and Oates, d.Air Supply, et etc
Cedarmont Kids’ recordings are available for purchase.
On Radio Right Now
OnRad.io is the technology behind this website. Do you consider yourself a music expert? Here’s where you can put your MusicIQ to the test!
O How I Love Jesus
There is a name I like hearing, and I adore speaking its meaning; it is like music to my ears, and it is the loveliest name on the face of the planet. Refrain What a wonderful reason to love Jesus: He first loved me! What a wonderful reason to love Jesus: He first loved me! It tells me of a Savior’s love, who died to set me free; it tells me of His precious blood, which is the sinner’s perfect plea; it tells me of His precious blood, which is the sinner’s perfect plea Refrain It reminds me of a Father’s grin, beaming onto His child; it lifts my spirits throughout my brief sojourn through desert, wasteland, and wilderness.
Refrain That person has a loving heart that can sense my deepest pain; who in my sadness bears a portion that no one else can carry.
Refrain Jesus, whose name I adore, whose name I adore to be reminded of!
Refrain from using this name since it will continue to emit its aroma.
And there, with the whole blood-bought throng, free from sin and grief, I’ll sing the new eternal songOf Jesus’ love for me, which will never end.