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12. 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 treasure, filled
With boundless stores of grace!

4.
Jesus, my Shepherd, Savior, 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.

5.
Till then, I would thy love proclaim
With every 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
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: C.M.
Source: Dossey's Choice, p. 58
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SALEM
Meter: C.M.



Media
Audio recording: MP3
(Brock Organ)
MIDI file: Salem[1].midi
More media are available on the text authority page.




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