I'm not ashamed to own my Lord

Representative Text

1 I'm not ashamed to own my Lord,
or to defend his cause,
maintain the honor of his Word,
the glory of his cross.

2 Jesus, my God! I know his name,
his name is all my trust;
nor will he put my soul to shame,
nor let my hope be lost.

3 Firm as his throne his promise stands,
and he can well secure
what I've committed to his hands
'til the decisive hour.

4 Then will he own my worthless name
before his Father's face,
and in the new Jerusalem
appoint my soul a place.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #186

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Tune

JACKSON (Jackson)


AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #645

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #316b

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Complete Mission Praise #992

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #448

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #645

Hymns Old and New #240

Sing Glory #532

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Singing the New Testament #211

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Small Church Music #491

The Baptist Hymnal #490

The Christian Harmony #54

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The Cyber Hymnal #2939

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T117e

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T74d

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T77c

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #531

The Sacred Harp #73b

The Sacred Harp #74a

The Sacred Harp #483

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #735

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Together in Song #562

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #505

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #186

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