I'm Not Ashamed

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1 I'm not ashamed of Jesus,
Nor of his blessed Word;
The tidings of salvation,
My willing heart has heard.

Chorus:
Ashamed, ashamed of Jesus!
Ashamed to make him known!
Oh, no! But let me glory in Jesus Christ alone.

2 I'm not ashamed of Jesus,
His name is Lord and King;
But lowly ones may love him,
And join his praise to sing. [Chorus]

3 His messages of pardon,
Of truth and love and grace,
I long to bear to others,
That they may see his face. [Chorus]

4 The bearer of good tidings
Should never be ashamed;
Let all rejoice in Jesus,
Wherever he is named. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #34

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm not ashamed of Jesus
Title: I'm Not Ashamed
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Ashamed, ashamed of Jesus!

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Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #34

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