Paul and Felix

Paul, a prisoner of Jesus

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Paul, a “prisoner of Jesus”]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Paul, a “prisoner of Jesus”
There in Felix’s presence stands,
And so eloquently pleads he,
That attention he commands.

Refrain:
Not afraid to speak for Jesus
In the mighty rulers hall,
Not afraid to show his colors
Was the “loyal servant,” Paul.

2 As he reasons Felix trembles;
Paul, the Master’s faithful slave,
Though on trial, prayeth only
He the priceless soul may save. [Refrain]

3 Felix trembles, then dismisses;
On the line he stood that day,
But he stilled the veil of conscience,
Threw his hope of heav’n away. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #77

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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: Paul, a prisoner of Jesus
Title: Paul and Felix
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Not afraid to speak for Jesus

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Crowning Day No. 5 #77

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