442. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

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1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes all sorrows, heals all wounds,
and drives away all fear;
and drives away all fear.

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole,
and calms the troubled breast;
'tis manna to the hungry soul,
and to the weary, rest;
and to the weary, rest.

3 Dear name! the rock on which I build,
my shield and hiding place;
my never-failing treasure, filled
with boundless stores of grace;
with boundless stores of grace.

4 O Christ, my shepherd, brother, friend,
my prophet, priest, and King,
my Lord, my life, my way, my end,
accept the praise I bring;
accept the praise I bring.

Text Information
First Line: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Title: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author: John Newton (1779)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: The Church at Worship: Proclamation; Jesus Christ-Name(s); Proclamation
Tune Information
Arranger: Austin Lovelace (1977, alt.)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: American folk hymn tune
Copyright: Arr. © 1977 Hope Publishing Company

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