77. Jesus! O Name Divinely Sweet

C.M.
by Stennett, 1790
1
Jesus! O name divinely sweet!
 
How soothing is the sound!
 
What joyful news, what heavenly power
 
In that blest name is found.
2
Our souls, as guilty and condemned,
 
In hopeless fetters lay;
 
Our souls with countless sins defiled
 
Of death and hell the prey.
3
Jesus, to purge away our guilt,
 
A willing victim fell,
 
And on His cross triumphant broke
 
The bands of death and hell.