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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918066
How Sweet the Name of Jesus SoundsRev. John Newton (1725-1807)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
066aSt. PeterAlexander R. Reinagle (1799-1877)Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)
066bEvangelistArranged from Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
2It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
’Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary rest.
3Dear name! The rock on which I build,
My shield, and hiding-place,
My never-failing treasury, filled
With boundless stores of grace!
4Jesus! My Shepherd, Brother, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King;
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
5Weak 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.
6Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death! Amen.
Genesis3:15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Deuteronomy18:15The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Nehemiah9:20Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
Psalm5:11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Psalm18:1,21 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psalm23:1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm32:7Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalm72:19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
Psalm73:25Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
Psalm84:9Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
Psalm89:1I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm89:16In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
Psalm147:3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Proverbs18:10The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Proverbs18:24A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Song of Songs1:3Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
Isaiah32:2And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Isaiah54:5For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Jeremiah31:32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
Matthew1:21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Matthew26:41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
John1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John6:58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
John10:11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John14:13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John14:21-2321 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John15:13,1413 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
John15:15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
John16:23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Acts3:16And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts4:12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts4:30By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
Romans8:33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
Romans10:4For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
1 Corinthians1:2Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's:
1 Corinthians6:11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians15:42-4442 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
Philippians2:9-119 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Colossians2:3In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians3:11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
1 Peter1:8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1 Peter2:6,76 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1 Peter2:7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1 John3:2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.