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94. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his 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 treasured, filled
With boundless stores of grace!

4 Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.

5 Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With ev'ry 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
Title: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author: John Newton
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Christ: His Name; Healing; Jesus Our Savior : His Adoration and Praise
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle
Meter: C.M.
Key: D Major



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