How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

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    CGS No.: 
    137

    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.

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

    Verse3
    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
    Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,
    My Prophet, Priest, and King,
    My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
    Accept the praise I bring.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 6
    Till then I would Thy love proclaim
    With every fleeting breath;
    And may the music of Thy name
    Refresh my soul in death.