How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds

This is one of my favourite hymns; you can hear it being sung by clicking here.

 
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
 
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary rest.
 
Dear Name! the Rock on which I build,
My Shield and Hiding place,
My neverfailing Treasury filled
With boundless stores of grace.
 
Jesus! my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
 
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.
 
Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy Name
Refresh my soul in death!
 
(John Newton, 1725-1807)

 

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