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.
|First Line:||How sweet the name of Jesus sounds|
|Title:||How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds|
|Author:||John Newton (1779)|
|Topic:||The Church at Worship: Proclamation; Jesus Christ-Name(s); Proclamation|
|Name:||DOVE OF PEACE|
|Arranger:||Austin Lovelace (1977, alt.)|
|Source:||American folk hymn tune|
|Copyright:||Arr. © 1977 Hope Publishing Company|