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John Newton

John Newton


TUNE 1 ; Jazer
TUNE 2: Lloyd
TUNE 3: St. Peter

How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

John Newton, well known for his involvement in the slave trade.  Once a blasphemer and a libertine God took hold of him and change him into a wonderful man of God. With William Cowper he produced many hymns that have been a blessing to believers throughout the centuries. His most famous being ‘Amazing Grace’.


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!