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647. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

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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 treas'ry 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
Title: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author: John Newton (1779; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Psalm 116:12-19
Topic: The Christian Life: Love for Christ; Christ: Name of; Christ: Rock (3 more...)
Language: English
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Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle (1836)
Meter: C.M.
Key: E♭ Major



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