102. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

1 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes my sorrows, heals my wounds,
and drives away my fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
and calms the troubled breast;
it satisfies the hungry soul,
and gives the weary rest.

2 Dear name, the rock on which I build,
my shield and hiding-place,
my never-failing treasury, filled
with boundless stores of grace,
Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,
my Prophet, Priest, and King,
my Lord, my life, my way, my end--
accept the praise I bring.

3 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.
Till then I would your love proclaim
with every fleeting breath;
and may the music of your 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)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: Hebrews 1:4; Psalm 32:7; 1 Peter 2:7
Topic: Jesus Christ: Physician
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RACHEL
Composer: Chris Bowater, 20th C.
Arranger: Noel Tredinnick (1982)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Music © 1976 Lifestyle Music



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