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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Joyce

College Station, TX, United States

How sweet is the name of Jesus sound! Praise the Lord! Call on " OH LORD JESUS. HALLELUJAH!"


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

At the age of 80, John Newton was quite deaf and almost blind, but he still continued to preach. For his final messages, Newton brought an aide to the pulpit. The aide would read the next point of Newton's sermon outline, and Newton would then expound on that point.

On one particular Sunday, not long before Newton's death, the assistant read the first point and Newton said to the congregation, "Jesus Christ is precious." He paused and waited until the aide read the second point. Newton said again, "Jesus Christ is precious."

The aide reminded Newton that he had already said that. "Yes, I said it twice," the aged pastor replied, "and I'll say it again! Jesus Christ is precious." Then he asked the congregation to sing the hymn he had written many years before, "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds." - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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In the original, this hymn is written with the singular personal pronoun throughout.

The original stanza 4 starts: "Jesus, my Shepherd, Husband, Friend"

The original last stanza ends:

And may the music of Thy name

Refresh my soul in death.

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There is an additional stanza, which is usually omitted, between stanzas 3 & 4:

By Thee my prayers acceptance gain,

Although with sin defiled;

Satan accuses me in vain,

And I am owned a child.


Kingsley Annan

Accra Ghana, Ghana

When I listen to this song it cleans my sorrows, heals my wounds and wipes away my tears. It also makes me feel better.


Sasu

Accra, Taifa, Ghana

Jesus is the sweetest name I know. when I hear this hymn it really calms my troubled breast. Thank You Jesus.


Emelike Ikwegbulam

Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.......I call to you Jesus now and always. Thank You for the salvation that is in Your name; Thank You for the strength that is in Your name; and Thank You for the Satisfaction that is in Your name.


Solace Pat. Bouja

Accra, Tema, Ghana

The name of Jesus sounds so sweet. My eyes were filled with tears as I read inspiring comments from other people.


Kimberly Brais

Long Beach, California, United States

To hear the name Jesus in my ear is what truly heals my wounds and drives away all my fears. As the trials of life press on and in me, I find this hymn reminding me that the Lord Jesus' name is the power against all wounds and fears. Praise You Lord Jesus, we want to Praise You as we ought!


Victoria

Kampala, Uganda

Hearing it play on such a beautiful sunday morning, quenches my thirst.


B. Leong

Manila, Philippines

"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." I want to see Thee as Thou art!


Jethru Paz

Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Amen! I really need to call upon HIs name all the time because He is everything to me! He is what I need! HALLELUJAH!