6304. Sweeter Sounds Than Music Knows

1. Sweeter sounds than music knows
Charm me, in Emmanuel’s name;
All her hopes my spirit owes
To His birth, and cross, and shame.

2. When He came the angels sang
Glory be to God on high,
Lord, unloose my stammering tongue,
Who should louder sing than I.

3. Did the Lord a man become
That He might the law fulfill,
Bleed and suffer in my room,
And canst thou, my tongue, be still?

4. No, I must my praises bring,
Though they worthless are, and weak;
For should I refuse to sing
Sure the very stones would speak.

5. O my Savior, shield, and sun,
Shepherd, brother, husband, friend,
Every precious name in one;
I will love Thee without end.

Text Information
First Line: Sweeter sounds than music knows
Title: Sweeter Sounds Than Music Knows
Author: John Newton (1779)
Meter: 77.77
Source: Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 37
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tunes: MONKLAND, John Ant­es, cir­ca 1790; ar­ranged by John B. Wilkes, 1861; PLEYEL'S HYMN, Ig­naz J. Pley­el, 1791
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ALETTA
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1858)
Meter: 77.77
Incipit: 35122 12335 12223
Key: F Major
Source: Jubilee (New York: 1858)
Copyright: Public Domain



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