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

5 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.

Text Information
First Line: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Title: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author: John Newton (1779)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 72:10; Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:9
Notes: Stanza 4, line 1, alt.
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle
Meter: C. M.
Key: E♭ Major



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