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How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
and drives away our fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
’tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
O Jesus, Shepherd, Guardian, 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 your love proclaim
with every fleeting breath;
and may the music of your name
refresh my soul in death.

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How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
John Newton (1779)
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Liturgical Use:
Songs of Response

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ST. PETER (Reinagle)
Alexander Robert Reinagle (1836)
Public Domain