How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds

2015 Songbook Section: 
The Eternal God > God The Son > The Name of Jesus
2015 Songbook Number: 
0078
1984 Songbook Section: 
The Lord Jesus Christ: Name
1984 Songbook Number: 
058
Biblical References: 
Song of Songs 1:3
Verses: 
5

Verse 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.

Chorus
O how I love the Saviour's name;
So do I; I love the Saviour's name.

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

Verse 3
Dear name, the rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place,
My never-failing treasury, filled
With boundless stores of grace.

Verse 4
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.

Verse 5
Till then I will thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of thy name
Refresh my soul in death.

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