511. Jesus, and Shall It Ever Be

1 Jesus, and shall it ever be,
a mortal man ashamed of thee?
Ashamed of thee whom angels praise,
whose glories shine through endless days!

2 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.

3 Ashamed of Jesus! just as soon
let midnight be ashamed of noon;
'tis midnight with my soul till he,
bright Morning Star, bid darkness flee.

4 Ashamed of Jesus, that dear Friend
on whom my hopes of heav'n depend!
No, when I blush, be this my shame,
that I no more revere his name.

5 Ashamed of Jesus! yes, I may
when I've no guilt to wash away,
no tear to wipe, no good to crave,
no fears to quell, no soul to save.

6 Till then - nor is my boasting vain -
till then I boast a Savior slain;
and O may this my glory be,
that Christ is not ashamed of me.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, and shall it ever be
Title: Jesus, and Shall It Ever Be
Author: Joseph Grigg (1765)
Alterer: Benjamin Francis (1787)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: The Light; Christ: Savior; Need for Christ of God
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas B. Southgate (1855)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major

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