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Ortonville 68b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Thomas Hastings, 1837; Arranged by Benjamin Franklin White, 1850
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
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
Dear name! the rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place;
My never-failing treasury filled
With boundless stores of grace.


How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, Stanza 3