620. 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 all fear.

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole
and calms the heart's unrest;
'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 By thee my prayers acceptance gain
although with sin defiled.
The devil charges me in vain,
and I am owned a child.

5 O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend,
my prophet, priest, and king,
my Lord, my life, my way, my end,
accept the praise I bring.

6 How weak the effort of my heart,
how cold my warmest thought;
but when I see thee as thou art,
I'll praise thee as I ought.

7 Till then I would your love proclaim
with every fleeting breath;
and may the music of your 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
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: C M
Topic: Hope, Assurance; Name of Jesus
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle, 1799-1877
Meter: C M
Key: D Major

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