Friday, February 04, 2011

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,
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 treasury, 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,
O 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.

Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath,
And may the music of Thy Name
Refresh my soul in death!


  1. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Your blog caught my eye today because I posted an article on John Newton's wonderful hymn. Interesting that you retained the word "Husband." It's usually changed to "Brother." Husband is definitely Newton's original word. I have a copy of Olney Hymns beside me as I write. But John Newton may have meant something different by the word than we think. He was a seaman. And a ship's husband, in his day, looked after the stores and provisions. Just thought you'd be interested. God bless.

  2. thanks for the info, sir!! have a wonderful day!