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)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
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Topic: Christ Risen: Reign and Priesthood; Our Response to Christ: In Devotion; Devotion (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (1799-1877)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major



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