Ashamed of Thee! O dearest Lord

Ashamed of Thee! O dearest Lord

Author: William Walsham How
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Ashamed of Thee! O dearest Lord,
I marvel how such wrong can be;
And yet how oft in deed and word
Have I been found ashamed of Thee!

2 Ashamed of Thee! my King, my God,
Who soughtest me with wondrous love,
Whose feet the way of sorrow trod
To bring me to Thy home above.

3 Ashamed of Thee! of that blest Name
Which speaks of mercy full and free!
Nay, Lord, I would my only shame
Might be to be ashamed of Thee.

4 Ashamed of Thee! Whose love divine
Was not ashamed of our lost race,
But even this cold heart of mine
Dost make Thy home and dwelling-place.

5 Ashamed of Thee! O Lord, I pray
This cruel wrong no more may be;
And in Thy last great Advent-day,
Oh, be not Thou ashamed of me!

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ashamed of Thee! O dearest Lord
Author: William Walsham How
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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