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The Enquirer 74t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Benjamin Franklin White, 1844
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
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
Firm as His throne His promise stands
And He can well secure
What Iíve committed to His hands
Till 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,, Stanza 3 & 4