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O Jesus, Ever with Us Stay 532

Tune: Alfred Marcus Cagle, 1908; Arranged by Thomas Jefferson Allen, 1927
Lyrics: Joseph Grigg, 1765
Meter: Long Meter Half (8,8)
Jesus, and shall it ever be,
A mortal man ashamed of Thee?


O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright,
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed o'er the world Thy holy light.

Ashamed of Thee whom angels praise,
Whose glories shine through endless days.

Thomas Jefferson Allen dated this arrangement of Present Joys from the Denson Revision in March of 1927.