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610. How Good the Name of Jesus Sounds

1 How good the name of Jesus sounds
To all believing ears!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
And drives away our fears.

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled mind;
His manna for each hungry soul,
The lost and weary find.

3 Blest Name! the rock on which we build,
Our shield and resting place,
Our never-failing comfort, filled
With blessing of his grace.

4 O Jesus, Shepherd, Guardian, Friend,
Our Prophet, Priest and King,
Our Lord, our Life, our Way, our End,
Accept the praise we bring.

Text Information
First Line: How good the name of Jesus sounds
Title: How Good the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author: John Newton, 1725-1807
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: CM
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Ordinary Time 26, Year B; Pastoral Care of the Sick; Penance (10 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle, 1799-1877
Meter: CM
Key: D Major

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