The Sweet Word, Jesus

Softly sing the sweet word "Jesus"

Author: Ignatius
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Softly sing the sweet word “Jesus,”
For ‘tis full of love and rest;
And the very name of Jesus
Draws poor sinners to His breast.

2 Softly sing that name so tender,
Many a trembling one is here;
Only tenderness can draw them,
And they are so very dear.

3 O, poor sinner, speak to Jesus,
In the silence of thy heart;
Say, “For this Thy love so wondrous,
Now with all my sin I’ll part.”

4 “I will trust Thee now, Lord Jesus,
Keep Thee waiting now no more;
Let Thee take away my sin-stains,
Let Thee heal my every sore.”

5 Jesus answers, “I receive thee;
Only look on Me and live;
And I now will never leave thee,
All thy sins I now forgive.”

6 Sing aloud, oh, happy sinner!
“Jesus says I am forgiven,
And that He will never leave me
Till He brings me safe to heaven.”

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #475

Author: Ignatius

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Text Information

First Line: Softly sing the sweet word "Jesus"
Title: The Sweet Word, Jesus
Author: Ignatius
Source: From "Llanthony Abbey Hymns"
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will trust Thee now, Lord Jesus
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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