From where do you draw inner strength and peace? What soothes your inward-man? What breaks the chains and heals the soul?
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds, and drives away our fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole and calms the troubled breast;
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul, and to the weary, rest.
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 your love proclaim with ev’ry fleeting breath;
and may the music of Thy name refresh my soul in death.
~ John Newton, 1774
Christian Hymns, 1889
E.G. Sewell, R.M. McIntosh, Leonard Daugherty
Gospel Advocate Publishing Company