Advent Hymnals

150. HOW SWEET THE NAME!

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer�s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.

2.
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
'Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.

3.
Dear name, the rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place,
My neverfailing treasury, filled
With boundless stores of grace.

4.
Jesus! my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King!
My Lord, my life, my way, my end!
Accept the praise I bring.

5.
Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I'll praise Thee as I ought.


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Title How Sweet the Name!
Key E♭ Major
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First Line How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Author John Newton
Year 1941
Composer Alexander R. Reinagle
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Tune ST. PETER
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Jesus Christ: His Love and Sympathy
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