1. There's within my heart a melody Jesus whispers sweet and low, "Fear not, I am with thee peace, be still," In all of life's ebb and flow. 2. All my life was wrecked by sin and strife, Discord filled my heart with pain; Jesus swept across the broken strings, Stirr'd the slumb'ring chords again. 3. Feasting on the riches of His grace, Resting 'neath His shelt'ring wing, Always looking on His smiling face That is why I shout and sing. 4. Tho sometimes He leads thru waters deep, Trials fall across the way, Tho sometimes the path seems rough and steep, See His footprints all the way. 5. Soon He's coming back to welcome me Far beyond the starry sky; I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown, I shall reign with Him on high. Chorus: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Sweetest name I know, Fills my ev'ry longing, Keeps me singing as I go.
Lyrics: Luther Burgess Bridgers
Music: Luther Burgess Bridgers
Tune: SWEETEST NAME
Meter: 22.214.171.124. with Refrain
Words and Music by Luther B. Bridgers, 1884–1948
Luther Bridgers, a Methodist pastor and evangelist from Georgia, is believed to have written both the words and music for this joyful hymn in 1910, following the death of his wife and three sons in a fire at the home of his wife’s parents, while he was away conducting revival meetings in Kentucky.