461. 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 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, Husband, 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.

6 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
Author: John Newton (1725-1807)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 11:2; Acts 4:12; Acts 19:17; Colossians 2:3; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 13:15; Jeremiah 30:17; John 1:16; John 6:31-35; John 10:11; John 14:6; John 15:13-14; John 16:20; John 17:15; Matthew 11:28; Psalm 32:7; Psalm 61:2-3; Psalm 147:3; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 17:14; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:4; Romans 5:17
Topic: Christ Risen: Reign and Priesthood; Our Response to Christ: In Devotion; Devotion (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (1799-1877)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major

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