How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds   1 comment

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Above:  The Hymn Text

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words by John Newton (1725-1807)


1.  How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

In a believer’s ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,

And drives away his 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, Husband, 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 Thee as Thou art,

I’ll praise Thee as I ought.

6.  Till then I would Thy love proclaim

With every fleeting breath;

And may the music of Thy Name

Refresh my soul in death.

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