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.
Jesus, my Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
My 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 tho’t;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I’ll praise Thee as I ought.
Till then, I would Thy love proclaim,
With ev’ry fleeting breath,
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.