297. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

1 How sweet the name ofJesus 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 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 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 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
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Suffering and Sorrow; Year A: Easter 5 (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle, 1799-1877
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: A lower setting is provided

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