(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
Dear name! the Rock on which I build,
My Shield and Hiding-place,
My never-failing Treasury, fill
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 ev’ry fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.