544. 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 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.


Text Information
First Line: How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
Author: John Newton (1779)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Christ: Name of; Christ: Rock; Christian Life: Love for Christ (3 more...)
Language: English
Notes: St. 4, line 1, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle (1836)
Meter: C. M.
Key: E♭ Major

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