Is My name Written There?

Roger Richardson listed the names of his ESL students on the white board the other day.  Take a look at these names.

There was an old hymn I sang as a child about our name.  It goes like this:

Is my name written there,

On the page white and fair,

In the book of Your kingdom

Is my written there.


Then there was a chorus we sang

There’s a new name written down in glory

And it’s mine, Oh yes it’s mine

And the white robed angels sing the story

A sinner has come home.

There’s a new name written down in glory

And it’s mine, Oh yes it’s mine.

The Burmese have only one name.  So when you view these name it is proper to use all three parts as if they were syllables.  In a family you will find no common last name, they don’t exist.   You will find titles of deference and gender such as saw, pah, meh and etc (used like Mr., Mrs).

A long time ago I posted about names, take a look at this link.


About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on September 22, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. It was your reference to Mary Ann Kidder’s gospel song, “Is My Name Written There?” that caught my attention this morning. (Sorry to hear, though, that you only seem to look back on singing the hymn as a child. It still has a message for us.)

    It was interesting to learn about Burmese names. I trust that many who are pictured in your header can say with confidence that their names are written in the Lamb’s book of Life. God bless.

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