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How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Lyrics and Music

The edifying words and lyrics of the celebrated hymn begin with "How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" hymn were written by its English author John Newton. The author of the hymn, John Newton, was born on July 24, 1725 and died on December 21, 1807. The melodious music that accompanies the "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" song of praise was composed by Alexander Robert Reinagle The composer of the music to the "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" hymn, Alexander Robert Reinagle, was born on August 21, 1799 and died on April 6, 1877. We have placed "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and notable church hymn.

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Hymn
Title: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds *** Name of Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Newton *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds" lyrics, John Newton (July 24, 1725-December 21, 1807), was born in London, England and achieved fame as a Hymnist and curate at Olney, Buckinghamshire.

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Lyrics

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!

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,
O 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!

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds", Alexander Robert Reinagle (August 21, 1799-April 6, 1877), was born in Brighton, England and became famous as a musical composer, Church organist and director of music.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Newton (July 24, 1725 to December 21, 1807)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Alexander Robert Reinagle (August 21, 1799 to April 6, 1877)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear"
First Publication Date: 1779

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