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At the name of Jesus

At the name of Jesus. Caroline Maria Noel* (1817-1877). First published in Noel’s The Name of Jesus, and other Verses for the Sick and Lonely (Enlarged Edition, 1870). It was entitled ‘Ascension Day’ (it was not the poem that gave the title to the volume, which was a poem called ‘The Name of Jesus’). It had eight verses. The Second Edition of A&M (1875) printed seven verses, and that has remained a customary text, although some books shorten to five verses (MHB, HP) or to four (RS). The omitted verse from A&M and other seven-verse texts such as EH was the original verse 2: Mighty and mysterious In the highest height, God from everlasting, Very Light of Light! In the Father’s...

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