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How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Tune: St Peter
Metre: Common Metre

 

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

In a believerís ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,

And drives away his fear.

 

It makes the wounded spirit whole,

And calms the troubled breast;

ĎTis manna to the hungry soul,

And to the weary rest.

 

Dear Name! the rock on which I build,

My shield and hiding-place,

My never-failing treasury, filled

With boundless stores of grace.

 

Jesus, my Shepherd, Husband, 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,

Iíll 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.

 

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