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Salem 56

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Southern Harmony, 1835
Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believerís ear;
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds
And drives away his fears.


How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, Stanza 1
2
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
íTis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary rest.


How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, Stanza 2
3
íTill then I would Thy love proclaim
With evíry fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.


How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, Stanza 7