Hymn 54 - "How sweet the name of Jesus sounds"


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,

It calms the troubled breast;

'Tis manna to the hungry soul,

And to the weary rest.


Blest Name! the rock on which we build,

Our shield and hiding-place;

Our never-failing treasury,

filled With boundless stores of grace.


 Jesus! our Saviour, Shepherd, Friend,

Thou Prophet, Priest, and King!

Our Lord, our Life, our Way, our End,

Accept the praise we bring.


Weak is the effort of our heart,

And cold our warmest thought;

But when we see Thee as Thou art,

We'll praise Thee as we ought.


 Till then we would Thy love proclaim

With every fleeting breath;

And triumph in Thy blessed Name

Which quells the power of death.