#53: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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.

2

Dear name! the Rock on which I build,

My Shield and Hiding-place,

My never-failing Treasury, fill

With boundless stores of grace.

3

Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, FRiend

My Prophet Priest and King,

My Lord, my Life, my Way, My End

Accept the praise I bring.

4

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.

5

Till then I would Thy love proclaim

With ev’ry fleeting breath;

And may the music of Thy name

Refresh my soul in death.

 

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