How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
'Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
Dear name! the rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place;
My never failing treasure, filled
With boundless stores of grace!
Jesus, my Shepherd, Savior, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
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.
Till then, I would thy love proclaim
With every 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|
|Source:||Dossey's Choice, p. 58|