How Sweet the Name (Ortonville) 283t
Tune: Thomas Hastings, 1837; Arranged by Benjamin Franklin White, 1850
Alto: B. P. Poyner, 1902
Lyrics: John Newton, 1779
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
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;
íTis 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 treasíry, filled
With boundless stores of grace.
íTill then I would Thy love proclaim
With evíry fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.