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Hymn: Jesus and shall it ever be (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Jesus and shall it ever be

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: 20

Page Number: 303, click to see hymnal pages


JESUS, and shall it ever be

A mortal man ashamed of thee,

Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glory shines through endless days?

Ashamed of Jesus? Sooner far

Let evening blush to own a star!

He sheds the beams of light divine

O'er this benighted soul of mine.

Ashamed of Jesus? Just as soon

Let morning be ashamed of noon;

'Tis midnight with my soul till he,

Bright Morning Star, bids darkness flee

Ashamed of Jesus? that dear friend,

On whom my hopes of heaven depend

No! when I blush be this my shame,

That I no more revere his name.

Ashamed of Jesus? Yes I may,

When I've no guilt to wash away,

No tears to wipe, no good to crave,

No fears to quell, no soul to save.

Till then-nor is my boasting vain-

Till then I'll boast a Saviour slain!

And oh! may this my glory be,

That Christ is not ashamed of me!