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How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (A John Newton Poem)

04 Oct

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 Treas’ry filled
With boundless stores of grace.

By thee my prayers acceptance gain
Although with sin defiled,
Satan accuses me in vain,
And I am owned a child.

Jesus, my Shepherd, Husband, 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.

Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.

 
10 Comments

Posted by on October 4, 2014 in christian poem, Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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10 responses to “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (A John Newton Poem)

  1. lulu

    October 4, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I appreciate you sharing these thoughts.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Thank you. I have been posting Newtons poems for a few months on Saturdays. Have a great weekend!!!

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  2. atimetoshare

    October 4, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Love Newton’s poems and hymns. Are you on the road again?

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

      No, this week I changed hats to be a Master Gardener at the Tulsa State fair and I have most of next week off before I leave for NY

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      • atimetoshare

        October 4, 2014 at 8:50 am

        You are a human Dynamo.

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  3. Elouise

    October 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love this hymn/poem! The music is grand and the writer remarkable. I didn’t know the 4th or last stanzas. Thanks, Levi. Just right for a Saturday evening before the Lord’s Day!
    Elouise

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Good Girl!!! Glad you liked it. I liked the start to some of your history too. I have something I think you will like for tomorrow. Have a good sleep my dear!!!

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  4. Elouise

    October 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you, kindly!

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  5. SLIMJIM

    October 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful

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