"How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds"
                           by John Newton, 1735-1807
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        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. It makes the wounded spirit whole
        And calms the troubled breast;
        'Tis manna to the hungry soul
        And to the weary, rest.

        3. Dear name! The Rock on which I build,
        My Shield and Hiding-place;
        My never-failing Treasury filled
        With boundless stores of grace.

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

        5. Jesus, my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend,
        My Prophet, Priest, and King,
        My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
        Accept the praise I bring.

        6. 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.

        7. Till then I would Thy love proclaim
        With every fleeting breath;
        And may the music of Thy name
        Refresh my soul in death.

Notes: Hymn #364 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Song of Solomon 1:3 Author: John Newton, 1779 Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle, 1836 Tune: "St. Peter"
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