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Vernon Hoyle How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB and Organ. Just a graceful, sweet setting of the John Newton text. Easy to learn, grateful to sing. Very English, very lovely.

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
in a believer's ear! 
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds, 
and drives away our fear. 

It makes the wounded spirit whole 
and calms the troubled breast; 
'tis manna to the hungry soul, 
and to the weary, rest. 

O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend, 
my Prophet, Priest, and King, 
my Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
accept the praise I bring. 

How weak the effort of my heart, 
how cold my warmest thought; 
but when I see you as you are, 
I'll praise you as I ought. 

Till then I would your love proclaim 
with every fleeting breath; 
and may the music of your name 
refresh my soul in death. 

 

Contact

Amy Simons
4580 State St. #181
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
Phone 828.859.0323

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