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Sundays After Trinity: The Divine Love

232. How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

C.M.

St. Peter:

Alexander R. Reinagle, 1836

John Newton, 1774

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.

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, 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 thy love proclaim

With every fleeting breath;

And may the music of thy Name

Refresh my soul in death.

Amen.

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