664. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

1 How sweet the name ofJesus 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.

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)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Devotion; Fear; Jesus: Name (7 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST PETER
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (1799-1877)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major



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