Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend

Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend

Author: J. Grigg
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Asham'd 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.

2 Asham'd 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.

3 'Till then--nor is my boasting vain--
'Till then, I boast a Savior slain!
And O, may this my glory be,
That Christ is not asham'd of me.

4 (His institutions would I prize,
Take up my cross---the shame despise,
Dare to defend his noble cause,
And yield obedience to his laws.)

Divine Hymns of Spiritual Songs, 1802

Author: J. Grigg

Grigg, Joseph, was born in 1728, according to the D. Sedgwick’s Manuscript," but this date seems to be some six or eight years too late. He was the son of poor parents and was brought up to mechanical pursuits. In 1743 he forsook his trade and became assistant minister to the Rev. Thomas Bures, of the Presbyterian Church, Silver Street, London. On the death of Mr. Bures in 1747, he retired from the ministry, and, marrying a lady of property, look up his residence at St. Albans. He died at Walthamstow, Essex, Oct. 29, 1768. As a hymnwriter Grigg is chiefly known by two of his hymns, "Behold a stranger at the door"; and "Jesus, and can it ever be?" His hymnwriting began, it is said, at ten years of age. His published works of various kinds… Go to person page >

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First Line: Asham'd of Jesus! that dear friend
Author: J. Grigg
Language: English

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