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Jesus! And shall it ever be!

Ashamed of Me.—Mark viii. 38.

Poet: Joseph Grigg, 1765
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
Jesus! And shall it ever be!
A Mortal Man asham’d of Thee?
Scorn’d be the Thought by Rich and Poor;
O may I scorn it more and more?


Corinth 32t, Stanza 1

I’m Not Ashamed of Jesus (Corinth) 32t, Stanza 1
2
Asham’d of Jesus! Sooner far
Let Ev’ning blush to own a Star.
Asham’d of Jesus! Just as soon
Let Midnight blush to think of Noon.


Corinth 32t, Stanza 3 (lines 1 & 2) & Stanza 2 (lines 1 & 2)

I’m Not Ashamed of Jesus (Corinth) 32t, Stanza 3 (lines 1 & 2) & Stanza 2 (lines 1 & 2)
3
’Tis Evening with my Soul till He,
That Morning-Star, bids Darkness flee:
He sheds the Beam of Noon divine
O’er all this Midnight Soul of mine.


Corinth 32t, Stanza 2 (lines 3 & 4) & Stanza 3 (lines 3 & 4)

I’m Not Ashamed of Jesus (Corinth) 32t, Stanza 2 (lines 3 & 4) & Stanza 3 (lines 3 & 4)
4
Asham’d of Jesus! Shall yon Field
Blush when it thinks who bids it yield?
Yet blush I must, while I adore,
I blush to think I yield no more.


Corinth 32t, Stanza 4

I’m Not Ashamed of Jesus (Corinth) 32t, Stanza 4
5
Asham’d of Jesus! of that Friend,
On whom, for Heaven, my Hopes depend;
It must not be—be this my Shame,
That I no more revere His Name.



6
Asham’d of Jesus! yes, I may,
When I’ve no Crimes to wash away;
No Tear to wipe, no Joy to crave,
No Fears to quell, no Soul to save.



7
’Till then (nor is the Boasting vain.)
’Till then, I boast a Saviour slain:
And O may this my Portion be,
That Saviour not asham’d of me!




Grigg, Joseph. Hymns of Divine Subjects wherein the Patience and Love of Our Divine Saviour Is Displayed to which are added Serious Poems. London: Daniel Sedgwick, 1861.