Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
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>
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!