Tune: ST PETER

Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle, 1830

Author: John Newton, 1779, alt.

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VERSE 1:
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
in a believer's ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
and drives away our fear.

VERSE 2:
It makes the wounded spirit whole
and calms the heart's unrest;
'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:
O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend,
my Prophet, Priest, and King,
my Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
accept the praise I bring.