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Sabbath Psalm 34

Sabbath Psalm 34

(Adapted from John Newton’s hymn ‘How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds’)


How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

In a believer’s ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,

And drives away his fear.


Dear name! The Rock on which I build,

My Shield and Hiding place;

My never-failing Treasury

With boundless stores of grace.


Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, 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 low my highest thought;

But when I see You as You are,

I’ll praise You as I ought.


Till then I would Your love proclaim

With ev’ry fleeting breath;

And may the music of Your name

Revive my soul in death.