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They Who Confess The Savior Here

They who confess the Savior here

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: [I take my portion from thy hand]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 They who confess the Savior here,
Must count upon the worldling’s sneer;
Must reckon on his malice, too,
Nor fear to stand among the few.

2 How many, thro’ the fear of shame,
Refuse to own the Savior’s name!
Lest fools the question should renew,
And cry, Are ye deceivèd, too?

3 The fear of man thus brings a snare,
For few his frown and scorn can bear,
But they should think what Jesus says,
Them who confess Me I’ll confess.

4 Ah Lord! with truth we all may tell,
That we have loved the world too well;
O make us valiant in Thy cause!
And careless of the world’s applause.

5 While we despise the earthly scorn,
Let all our works Thy truth adorn!
And when Thy glorious day we see,
O let us be confessed of Thee!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11267

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They who confess the Savior here
Title: They Who Confess The Savior Here
Author: Thomas Kelly
Source: Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture, 4th ed., (Dublin: Thomas Johnson, 1812), alt.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11267
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