155. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole
And calms the troubled breast;
'Tis manna to the hungry soul
And to the weary, rest.

3 Dear name! The Rock on which I build,
My Shield and Hiding-place;
My never-failing Treasury, filled
With boundless stores of grace.

4 By Thee my pray'rs acceptance gain
Although with sin defiled.
Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am owned a child.

5 Jesus, my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.

6 Weak is the effort of my heart
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I'll praise Thee as I ought.

7 Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death!

Text Information
First Line: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Title: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author: J. Newton, 1725-1807
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: C M
Scripture: Matthew 1:20-21
Topic: Circumcision and Name of Jesus
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: A. R. Reinagle, 1799-1877
Meter: C M
Key: D Major



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