Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "We Bless the Name of Christ " lyrics, Samuel Frederick Coffman (June 11, 1872-June 28, 1954),
was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States and
achieved fame as a pastor, hymn writer and hymn editor of the Music Committee.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "We Bless the Name of Christ ", Thomas Hastings (October 15, 1784-May 15, 1872),
was born in Washington, Connecticut, United States and
became famous as a music teacher, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: We Bless the Name of Christ
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Samuel Frederick Coffman (June 11, 1872
to June 28, 1954)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Hastings (October 15, 1784 to
May 15, 1872)
Hymn Category: Baptism & Christening Songs
First Line of Hymn: "We bless the Name of Christ, the Lord, We bless Him for His holy Word"
First Publication Date:
We Bless the Name of Christ Lyrics
We bless the Name of Christ, the Lord,
We bless Him for His holy Word,
Who loved to do His Father's will,
And all His righteousness fulfill.
We follow Him with pure delight
To sanctify His sacred rite;
And thus our faith with water seal,
To prove obedience that we feel.
Baptized in Godthe Father, Son,
And Holy SpiritThree in One,
With conscience free, we rest in God,
In love and peace, through Jesus' blood.
By grace we "Abba, Father" cry;
By grace the Comforter comes nigh;
And for Thy grace our love shall be
Forever, only, Lord, for Thee.