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How sweet the name of Jesus sounds


R. Mather

SATB and organ

John Newton


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 never failing treasury, filled
   With boundless stores of grace!

By Thee my prayers acceptance gain,
   Although with sin defiled;
Satan accuses me in vain,
   And I am owned a child.

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,
   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!


How sweet the name - Mather

How sweet the name - Mather

Created 15-Sep-08 Revised 22-Sep-08

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