Sunday's Hymn: John Newton
---Music by Alexander Reinagle (Listen here or try the demo in the RUF Hymnbook for something a little different.)
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!
- Behold, I am Vile, another hymn from John Newton, at The Thirsty Theologian.
- Oh Day of Rest and Gladness at John Dekker's Journal
- Before the Throne of God Above at Seasonings
- Nearer My God to Thee at Ian's Messy Desk
- The Prodigal Son Suite at Chez Kneel
- A Mighty Fortress at Unity Without Verity
- Behold the Lamb of God at New Lumps
- The Collect for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity at Magic Statistics