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How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

The Name of Jesus. Solomonís Song Chap. i. 3.

Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
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
2
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
3
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

4
By thee my prayers acceptance gain,
Althoí with sin defilíd;
Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am owníd a child.



5
Jesus! My Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King;
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.



6
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.



7
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

Newton, John, and William Cowper Olney Hymns in Three Books. 6th ed. London: J. Johnson, 1797.