Hymnal Project

238 ~ How Sweet the Name!



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.


2

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


3

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


4

Jesus! my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King.
My Lord, my life, my way, my end!
Accept the praise I bring.


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.