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 treas'ry, fill'd
With boundless stores of grace!
4 By thee pray'rs acceptance gain,
Altho' with sin defil'd;
Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am own'd a child.
5 Jesus! my shepherd, husband, 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 ev'ry fleeting breath;
And may the music of thy name
Refresh my soul in death.
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