Thy name is as ointment poured forth

Here is an old hymn we often sing in worship often. Until recently I was not aware that there were more than just the first verse, but a friend mentioned to me that there are many more. The text comes straight out of the Song of Songs.

The name of Jesus truly is an ointment and a balm. It brings healing and restoration as we let it soak over us.

  1. Thy name is as ointment poured forth:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    Thy name is as ointment poured forth,
    Thy name is as ointment poured forth.
  2. Therefore do the virgins love Thee:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    Therefore do the virgins love Thee,
    Therefore do the virgins love Thee.
  3. Thy love is much better than wine:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    Thy love is much better than wine,
    Thy love is much better than wine.
  4. Draw me, we will run after Thee:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    Draw me, we will run after Thee,
    Draw me, we will run after Thee.
  5. Behold, Thou art fair, my Beloved:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    Behold, Thou art fair, my Beloved,
    Behold, Thou art fair, my Beloved.
  6. I found Him whom my soul doth love:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    I found Him whom my soul doth love,
    I found Him whom my soul doth love.
  7. I held Him and would not let go:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    I held Him and would not let go,
    I held Him and would not let go.
  8. Make haste, my Beloved, to come:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    Make haste, my Beloved, to come,
    Make haste, my Beloved, to come.
  9. We love Thee with all of our heart:
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
    We love Thee with all of our heart,
    We love Thee with all of our heart.

Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/1084#ixzz280DTtEPm

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  1. Caddo Veil

    Wonderful post, Ben--thank you! Sometimes, whether when I'm troubled, or can't express my great joy and gratitude, the only thing I can say is His name, Jesus--over and over. (and yes, it's quite a trick to get me down to one word/name only!) God bless you abundantly--love, chatty sis Caddo

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    1. Ben Nelson

      I probably have a dozen songs what focus on the name - and just the name of Jesus, and it seems often when I am worshipping alone, or leading a group, that is where I end up. The name of Jesus.
      YAY God.
      Thanks sis!
      Ben

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  2. Stefan

    I love this song. I sang it so many times, both personally and with other believers. I love speaking the name of Jesus... such a strengthening, supplying, and refreshing name! Especially when I'm at work, I can inwardly speak His name, and He fills me with His sweet presence....

    You know, when ointment is poured forth, you can't describe it - it smells so nice, so fragrant, and everyone just enjoys it. As Luke says, the house was filled with the scent of the ointment poured forth on the Lord. When we speak the Lord's name, when we call on His name (as Joel said that in the last days people will do to be saved), we enjoy Him in all His riches (see Rom. 10:13). He is rich, sweet, fragrant, delightful, encouraging, strengthening, and so abundant to all who call on His name...

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