Jesus, and Shall It Ever Be

Text:  Joseph Grigg  1765
Music:  Henry K. Oliver  1832
Tune:  Federal Street  88.88
OHT Incipit:  33343 55434 44334

Jesus, and shall it ever be,
A mortal man, ashamed of Thee?
Ashamed of Thee, whom angels praise,
Whose glories shine through endless days?

Ashamed of Jesus! sooner far
Let night disown each radiant star!
íTis midnight with my soul, till He,
Bright Morning Star, bid darkness flee.

Ashamed of Jesus! O as soon
Let morning blush to own the sun!
He sheds the beams of light divine
Oíer this benighted soul of mine.

Ashamed of Jesus! that dear Friend
On Whom my hopes of heavín depend!
No; when I blush, be this my shame,
That I no more revere His Name.

Ashamed of Jesus! empty pride!
Iíll boast a Savior crucified,
And O may this my portion be,
My Savior not ashamed of me!

The Ames Hymn Collection

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