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 Treasury filled
With boundless stores of grace;
4 Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, 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.
6 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|
|Author:||John Newton (1779)|
|Topic:||Christ: Name of; Christ: Rock; Christian Life: Love for Christ(3 more...)|
|Notes:||St. 4, line 1, alt.|