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Salem 56

Tune: Southern Harmony, 1835
Lyrics: John Newton, 1779
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believerís ear;
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds
And drives away his fears.

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

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