364. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

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.

Text Information
First Line: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Title: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author: John Newton (1779)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Topic: Jesus Christ: Rock of Ages
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: A. R. Reinagle (1830)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major



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