When I read through my Bible, I have a code for marking it that helps make it easier to find things and to notice trends. This year, I am underlining every reference to God’s name. Not long ago while playing my guitar I discovered a melody that seemed to cry out for words. Almost immediately, I believe the Holy Spirit prodded me to write a song about His name.
I opened up the Psalms and begin examining the underlined phrases and from that search a song emerged. I was unprepared and abundantly blessed by the wonder of the richness, power, majesty and provision (just in Psalms) of the name of our God. I hope you will meditate on the lines below and be as blessed. The references I pulled from are listed at the bottom. Now have a time of soaking in the glory of the Name!
There’s a Name, a Name above all names, a Name of glory we call Him Yahweh!
A Name of power, a Name for living in; a Name that’s sung to; a Name for lifting hands.
Magnificent, a Name that’s trusted; a Name for pride in and lifting banners;
A Name proclaimed before the brothers; that brings forgiveness we’ll praise forever!
We adore, we bow before, Your Name for Who You are.
We extol with hearts of praise Your mighty Name, O Lord!
There’s a Name that leads and guides us, a Name that’s holy, through Whom we conquer
A Name that stretches beyond the heavens; for placing hope in and never failing!
There’s a name that’s meant for fearing, a Name that’s near and forever honored;
A Name that’s called on, we shout for joy in; and awe-inspired, forever saving!
There’s a Name that acts in kindness, that leads to blessing that’s long remembered;
Endures forever and brings deliverance; His Name exalted and full of justice
There’s a Name that all creation proudly sings of across the nations
Fully loved and fully loving, high in splendor, never changing!
Psalm 7:17--I will thank the Lord for His righteousness; I will sing about the name of Yahweh the Most High.
Psalms 8:1; 9:10; 20:5,7; 22:22; 25:11; 30:4; 31:3; 33:21; 44:5; 48:10; 52:9; 61:5,8; 63:11; 66:2; 68:4; 69:36;75:1; 79:9; 80:18; 83:18; 86:9; 89:12; 99:3; 105:3; 106:8; 109:21; 111:9; 113:1-3; 115:1; 118:26; 119:55; 129:8; 135:13; 138:2; 145:1,2; 148:1-5,13
In Jewish thought, a name is not merely an arbitrary designation, a random combination of sounds. The name conveys the nature and essence of the thing named. It represents the history and reputation of the being named . . . Because a name represents the reputation of the thing named, a name should be treated with the same respect as the thing's reputation. For this reason, God's Names, in all of their forms, are treated with enormous respect and reverence in Judaism.—Tracey R Rich in “Judaism 101” http://www.jewfaq.org/name.htm
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)