9279. Ashamed To Be A Christian?

1 Ashamed to be a Christian?
Afraid the world would know
I’m on my way to Zion,
Where joys eternal flow.
Forbid it, O my Savior,
That I should ever be
Afraid to wear Thy color,
Or blush to follow Thee.

2 Ashamed to be a Christian,
To love my God and king?
The fire of zeal is burning,
My soul is on the wing.
I want a faith made perfect,
That all the world may see
I stand a living witness
Of mercy, rich and free.

3 Ashamed to be a Christian!
My guilty fear depart;
I will not heed the tempter
That whispers to my heart.
Dear Savior, though unworthy,
Yet this my only plea,
Thy all atoning merit,
For Thou hast died for me.

Text Information
First Line: Ashamed to be a Christian?
Title: Ashamed To Be A Christian?
Author: Philip Philips
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: The Revivalist, (New York : Joseph Hillman, 1868)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: WEBB
Composer: George James Webb (1830)
Meter: 76.76 D
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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