|Location in The Sacred Harp|
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believerís ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drive away his fear.
Ortonville 68b, Stanza 1
Salem 56, Stanza 1
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
íTis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary rest.
Ortonville 68b, Stanza 2
Salem 56, Stanza 2
Dear name! the rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place
My never-failing treasíry fillíd
With boundless stores of grace.
Ortonville 68b, Stanza 3
By thee my prayers acceptance gain,
Althoí with sin defilíd;
Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am owníd a child.
Jesus! My Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King;
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see thee as thou art,
Iíll praise thee as I ought.
íTill then I would thy love proclaim
With evíry fleeting breath;
And may the music of thy name
Refresh my soul in death.
Salem 56, Stanza 3