Dear Name! The Rock on Which I Stand 367
Tune: Arranged by Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: John Newton, 1779 (Verses); Frederick Whitfield, 1855 (Chorus)
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 fear.
O how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me.
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.
I would the boundless love proclaim
With evíry fleeting breath;
So shall the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.