238 ~ How Sweet the Name!


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.


Jesus! my Shepherd, Guardian, 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 thought; But when I see Thee as Thou art, I'll praise Thee as I ought.