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344. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

1 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes the sorrows, heals the wounds,
and drives away all 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 The effort of my heart is weak,
and cold my warmest thought;
but when I see you whom I seek,
I'll praise you as I ought.

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: 1996
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Topic: Jesus Christ: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; Blessings (36 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST PETER
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Key: D Major



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