524. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

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

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole
And calms the heart's unrest;
'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 O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my life, my way, my end,
Accept the praise I bring.

5 How weak the effort of my heart
How cold my warmest thought!
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I'll praise Thee as I ought.

6 Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With ev'ry 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: John Newton, 1725-1807
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: C M
Scripture: Song of Solomon 1:3; Acts 4:12; John 14:13; Acts 2:21
Topic: Redeemer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle, 1799-1877
Meter: C M
Key: D Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (Setting)



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