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Be Encouraged - How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Sometimes a hymn hits me in church like a ton of bricks - the significance of it overwhelms me.  Two weeks ago we sang these words and every one dripped off my tongue like water for my soul.  Isn't it amazing the effect something can have on you?  It refreshed my mind set and gave me such a future perspective and reminded me what is truly important.  I hope it has the same effect on you.

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 treas'ry filled 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 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.


My prayer for each of you is to find words that bring life into perspective for you and make you live in a way that you can be proud of and honors the Lord.  

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