How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

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How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
  In a believer's ear!
It soothes his sorrow, heals his wounds,
  And drives away his fear,
  And drives away his fear,
  And drives away his fear,
It soothes his sorrow, heals his wounds,
  And drives away his fear.
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It makes the wounded spirit whole,
  And calms the troubled breast;
'Tis manna to the hungry soul,
  And to the weary rest,
  And to the weary rest,
  And to the weary rest,
'Tis manna to the hungry soul,
  And to the weary rest.
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Dear Name! the Rock on which we build;
  Our shield and hiding-place;
Our never-failing treasury, filled
  With boundless stores of grace,
  With boundless stores of grace,
  With boundless stores of grace,
Our never-failing treasury, filled
  With boundless stores of grace.
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Jesus, our Savior, Shepherd, Friend,
  Our Prophet, Priest, and King;
Our Lord, our Life, our Way, our End,
  Accept the praise we bring,
  Accept the praise we bring,
  Accept the praise we bring,
Our Lord, our Life, our Way, our End,
  Accept the praise we bring.
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Weak is the effort of our heart,
  And cold our warmest thought;
But when we see Thee as Thou art,
  We'll praise Thee as we ought,
  We'll praise Thee as we ought,
  We'll praise Thee as we ought,
But when we see Thee as Thou art,
  We'll praise Thee as we ought.
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Till then we would Thy love proclaim
  With every fleeting breath;
And triumph in that blessed Name
  Which quells the pow'r of death,
  Which quells the pow'r of death,
  Which quells the pow'r of death,
And triumph in that blessed Name
  Which quells the pow'r of death.
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Laide Justified

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Jesus, my Savior, Shepherd, Friend,

My Prophet, Priest, and King;

My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,

Accept the praise I bring,


Adeyanju C Ogbiye

Manchester, United Kingdom

The NAME Above all names. The NAME of JESUS CHRIST is powerful.


Nwodo

Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

The name of Jesus is a mighty tower that whoever sings and believe in his name shall be save


Emmanuel

Accra, Tema, Ghana

Reading the testimony of the Samaritans after their encounter with Jesus and the joy it brought to them filled my heart with this song


Matilda Anim-Fofie

Accra, Ghana

After praying in distress at dawn, I heard this song clearly in my ears. Thank you, Jesus!


Mike

Dallas, Texas, United States

O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend,

my Prophet, Priest, and King,

my Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,

accept the praise I bring.

Thank you Jesus.


Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

This hymn was written by a notorious sinner and former slave trader who was saved on a stormy voyage across the ocean. His name is John Newton and it has blessed countless of believers on both sides of the Atlantic and all around the Christian world. But interestingly, he wrote the hymn during the American Revolution, when the colonies and Britain were at war. The opposing sides were greatly blessed by the words, perhaps even both singing it as they fired shots in the battlefield. The wonderful words of this poem remind us, of who Jesus is to us, how He restores, heals, and cares for us, telling us to turn to Him in our path through life, with its many ups and downs. John would often come up with words that could be sung by tying simple songs to his sermon messages, and thereby help his congregation take to heart the message being conveyed to them.

The first phrase would have been especially meaningful to Newton, who, as a young slave- trader, lived among sailors who were fouled mouthed, regularly taking the Lord’s name in vain. Interestingly, Newton connected the hymn to “Solomon’s Song, ” and noted Song of Solomon 1:3 along side of it. This verse alludes to the sweet fragrance of a name, (and in Newton’s case, especially after the rough life he had lived), to the beauty of the name of Jesus, who saved and redeemed him out of his sinful existence.

L. Codington (edited by AL)


Margaret Dzorgenu

Bronx, NY, United States

The name of Jesus is a strong tower and the righteous run into it.


Yuri

Shoreline, WA, United States

Praise the Lord for your eternal victory. Hallelujah Jesus is Lord. Christ is Victor.


Maame Bamfua

Ghana

How Sweet The Name of Jesus!

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