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How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds

John Newton

Verse 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

Verse 2
It makes the wounded spirit whole
And calms the troubled breast
’Tis manna to the hungry soul
And to the weary, rest

Verse 3
Dear Name! the Rock on which I build
My Shield and Hiding Place
My never-failing Treas’ry filled
With boundless stores of grace

Verse 4
Jesus! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend
My Prophet, Priest, and King
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End
Accept the praise I bring

Verse 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

Verse 6
Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death