Jesus, O How Sweet The Name


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.

Jesus, My Shepherd, Savior, 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.

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