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Hymn score of: Shall I be ashamed of Jesus? (Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Shall I be ashamed of Jesus?
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Shall I be ashamed of Jesus?

"Despising the shame." (Hebrews 12,2)

1. Shall I be ashamed of Jesus?
  Who so true a friend as he?
He whose offered life appeases
  wrath, that else had fall'n on me;
    Jesus, when he shed his blood,
    saved me from the wrath of God.

2. Few would die to save another,
  yet there might be love like this;
some, to save a friend or brother,
  might resign their life for his;
    but the Lord his kindness shows,
    while he dies to save his foes.

3. Others may profess to love us,
  and may seem to be our friends;
but when trials come to prove us,
  then alas! their friendship ends:
    Jesus is what others seem;
    shall I be ashamed of him?

4. Lord thou know'st how oft already
  I have been ashamed of thee:
false I've been, and most unsteady,
  from the cross too prone to flee:
    yes, my Lord, I tell my shame,
    oft I've blushed to own thy name.

5. O forgive the past, nor let me
  ever be so base again;
when temptation shall beset me,
  Lord, be near, be near me then;
    teach me to confess thy name,
    careless who approve or blame.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 357.

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