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Iím Not Ashamed of Jesus (Corinth) 32t

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: John Massengale, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Joseph Grigg, 1765
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Jesus and shall it ever be,
A mortal man ashamed of Thee?
Ashamed of Thee whom angels praise,
Whose glories shine thru endless day.


Jesus! And shall it ever be!, Stanza 1
2
Ashamed of Jesus, sooner far
Let evening blush to own a star.
He sheds the beams of light divine
Oíer this benighted soul of mine.


Jesus! And shall it ever be!, Stanza 2 (lines 3 & 4), Stanza 3 (lines 1 & 2)
3
Ashamed of Jesus, just as soon
Let midnight be ashamed of noon;
íTis midnight with my soul ítill He,
Bright morning star, bids darkness flee.


Jesus! And shall it ever be!, Stanza 2 (lines 1 & 2), Stanza 3 (lines 3 & 4)
4
Ashamed of Jesus my dear Friend
On whom my hopes for life depend!
No, when I blush, be this my shame,
That I no more adore His name.


Jesus! And shall it ever be!, Stanza 4