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.