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The Inquirer 74t

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Benjamin Franklin White, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Iím not ashamed to own my Lord,
Or to defend His cause,
Maintain the honor of His word,
The glory of His cross.
Jesus, my God, I know His name;
His name is all my trust,
Nor will He put my soul to shame,
Nor let my hope be lost.


Iím not ashamíd to own my LORD,, Stanzas 1 & 2
2
Firm as His throne His promise stands,
And he can well secure
What Iíve committed to His hands,
íTill the decisive hour.
Then will He own my worthless name
Before His Fatherís face,
And in the New Jerusalem,
Appoint my soul a place.


Iím not ashamíd to own my LORD,, Stanzas 3 & 4