Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational
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.
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
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:
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:
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!