223. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
and drives away our fear.

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole
and calms the troubled breast,
is 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 you as you are
I'll praise you as I ought.

Text Information
First Line: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Author: John Newton, 1725-1807
Meter: 86.86
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
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Topic: Circumcision; Faith; Funerals (9 more...)
Notes: May be sung to ST PETER 485
Tune Information
Composer: Gordon Archbold Slater, 1896-1979
Meter: 86.86
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Music by permission of Oxford University Press

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