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Hymn #353: Jesus! And Shall It Ever Be

Hymn #352 Hymn #354

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353 (L.M.) Benjamin Francis

Jesus! And shall it ever be,

A mortal man ashamed of Thee?

Ashamed of Thee, whom angels praise,

Whose glories shine through endless days?

Ashamed of Jesus! Sooner far

Let ev'ning blush to own a star;

He sheds the beams of light divine

O'er this benighted soul of mine.

Ashamed of Jesus! Just as soon

Let midnight be ashamed of noon;

'Tis midnight with my soul, 'til He,

Bright Morning Star, bids darkness flee.

Ashamed of Jesus! That dear Friend

On Whom my hopes of heav'n depend!

No; when I blush, be this my shame,

That I no more revere His name.

Ashamed of Jesus! Yes I may,

When I've no guilt to wash away,

No tear to wipe, no good to crave,

No fears to quell, no soul to save.

Hymn #352 Hymn #354