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Hymn #371: How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds

Hymn #370 Hymn #372

Reliance and Devotion

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371 (C.M.) John Newton

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds.

In a believer's ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,

And drives away his fear.

It makes the wounded spirit whole,

And calms the troubled breast;

'Tis manna to the hungry soul,

And to the weary rest.

Dear name! the Rock on which I build,

My shield and hiding place;

My never-failing treas'ry, filled

With boundless stores of grace.

By Thee my prayers acceptance gain,

Although with sin defiled;

Satan accuses me in vain,

And I am owned 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,

I'll praise Thee as I ought.

'Til then I would Thy love proclaim,

With ev'ry fleeting breath;

And may the music of Thy name

Refresh my soul in death.

Hymn #370 Hymn #372