1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes my sorrows, heals my wounds,
and drives away my 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, Guardian, 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.
|First Line:||How sweet the name of Jesus sounds|
|Title:||How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds|
|Author:||John Newton (1779)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Rock of Ages|
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