1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
And drives away our 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 O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my life, my way, my end,
Accept the praise I bring.
5 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.
6 Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With ev'ry fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death!
|First Line:||How sweet the name of Jesus sounds|
|Title:||How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds|
|Author:||John Newton, 1725-1807|
|Composer:||Alexander R. Reinagle, 1799-1877|
|Source:||Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (Setting)|